- $45 Thursday
- $47 Friday
This post was done on my new linux system.
It worked like a charm as far as turning the hard drive into a 500 gigabyte external drive.
I was able to access all of the files which previously resided on the old laptop. And was able to copy every document, picture, song, that has accumulated on the Thinkpad in the 3 weeks that I've had it; onto it.
The next step was to put Ubuntu Linux on the thing, effectively wiping Windows and everything else away.
The problem started after I put Ubuntu linux on the laptop.
At that point, linux complained that it could not mount the hard drive because Windows was in "hibernation," and needed to be shut down completely.
I think Windows was in hibernation when it went down, April 6th, 2016.
That is the date on the song that I was working on when the thing fried, and there is nothing with a later date that I could find.
And, the Sacred Heart computers require an "administrator" to anything like getting files off an external drive.
So, now, I'm off to at least put the linux version of Audacity on the thing, and then to Google "how to copy files off a Windows hard drive onto a linux desktop."