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Retrieving data from a dead windows laptop hard drive with an external USB HD enclosure

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As our population of windows laptops ages, we are seeing an increasing number that are failing to boot with blue screens.

  1. In many cases, the data is still intact. The issue is either a hardware failure or that Windows became corrupted.

An external USB enclosure can make the retrieval of your data a whole lot easier. The first thing is that you need to determine which style of enclosure you will need. Our experience has been that most laptops that are 4 or 5 years old are newer will fit in a 3.5 inch SATA enclosure.

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