- 05-20-2009 10:28 PM #1

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## System Fan error-Want to transfer hard drive info

Hi,

I have a Gateway laptop (model 6436) that just crashed on me. It won't boot up. When I turn it on, it says to turn the system off and check the fan. I've dusted it out as best I can, but the computer is old and is not worth fixing. I want to transfer the information to my other laptop.

I've read other tutorials about how to accomplish this task, but I'm lost. I do not know ANY of the technical terms being used.

My old computer's dvd drive won't open either. It powers on, displays the error message then after a minute or so, will shut itself off.

I was wondering if anyone could explain how to transfer the information to my new computer, in simple terms. Seriously. Like if you're telling an 8th grader how to do it, lol. That's how much I don't know about computers!

- 05-20-2009 10:45 PM #2
Power of x. xn dx = x(n+1) / (n+1) + C

(n -1) Proof 1/x dx = ln|x| + C

Exponential / Logarithmic ex dx = ex + C

Proof bx dx = bx / ln(b) + C

Proof, Tip!

ln(x) dx = x ln(x) - x + C

Proof

Trigonometric sin x dx = -cos x + C

Proof csc x dx = - ln|CSC x + cot x| + C

Proof

COs x dx = sin x + C

Proof sec x dx = ln|sec x + tan x| + C

Proof

tan x dx = -ln|COs x| + C

Proof cot x dx = ln|sin x| + C

Proof

Trigonometric Result COs x dx = sin x + C

Proof CSC x cot x dx = - CSC x + C

Proof

sin x dx = COs x + C

Proof sec x tan x dx = sec x + C

Proof

sec2 x dx = tan x + C

Proof csc2 x dx = - cot x + C

Proof

Inverse Trigonometric arcsin x dx = x arcsin x + (1-x2) + C

arccsc x dx = x arccos x - (1-x2) + C

arctan x dx = x arctan x - (1/2) ln(1+x2) + C

Inverse Trigonometric Result

dx

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(1 - x2) = arcsin x + C

dx

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x (x2 - 1) = arcsec|x| + C

dx

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1 + x2 = arctan x + C

Useful Identities

arccos x = /2 - arcsin x

(-1 <= x <= 1)

arccsc x = /2 - arcsec x

(|x| >= 1)

arccot x = /2 - arctan x

(for all x)

Hyperbolic sinh x dx = cosh x + C

Proof csch x dx = ln |tanh(x/2)| + C

Proof

cosh x dx = sinh x + C

Proof sech x dx = arctan (sinh x) + C

tanh x dx = ln (cosh x) + C

Proof coth x dx = ln |sinh x| + C

Proof

**Sorry about being a smart Alec...but the laptop may just have an over heating problem it may just be a fan failure (fans are cheap)...with your knowledge ..I suggest @ least talking to a mom/pop shop or Comp USA or Best Buy etc etc ... the cost to test is sometimes free if you buy the fan, also,**

It should not be too costly to have them replace the laptop fan

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- 05-20-2009 10:55 PM #3

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Hi rpaz17, if the laptops not working, you'd have to remove the hard drive (if it's working) and install it on your good PC as a slave drive and transfer that way. However as abseh1 advises you'll need to have it done by a tech. You could ask them to copy your data to a CD and then copy from the cd to your PC would probably be the easiest and cheapest way. Depends how important the data is on the laptop.

- 05-21-2009 02:18 PM #4

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I was hoping I could like...I dunno...plug a cord into each computer and it'd just automatically transfer stuff lol. Oh well, I guess I'll have to give in and call a technician. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

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- 05-21-2009 05:28 PM #6
Without the computer actually booting, a simple 'line to line' connection isnt possible.

The best bet is to slave the drive to a working PC to retrieve the information you want, then work on the other problem, which sounds as simple as replacing the fan, or cleaning all the dust out.

If you like, we could post some step by steps for you?

- 05-22-2009 02:08 AM #7

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My one computer is a Gateway and my working one is a Compaq, would I just try to fit the harddrive into the other computer or do I have to plug the hard drive into something then plug that into the computer? I have absolutely no idea what you mean when you're talking about a slave drive???? What on earth is a slave drive?! LOL! I tried dusting the computer out already but it still gives the same error. Is replacing the fan expensive? Where do I get a fan? Yes, please do provide some steps on connecting the old harddrive to the new one.

- 05-22-2009 02:28 AM #8
Assuming the HD is OK, you should buy an enclosure, similar to the one shown here.

That way you can connect to your other machine via a USB cable.

This video shows the fitting of a 3½" drive rather than the 2½" drive you have in the laptop, but the procedure is pretty much the same, and very simple.

- 05-22-2009 02:53 AM #9

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Cool...The hard drive out of the Gateway measures 4in long by 3 inches wide...should I still get the one in the link you gave me? Is it gonna be the right size? Is there any part of the hard drive that I need to make sure I don't touch? Can I store it outside the computer or should I screw it back in until I get that thing from the link?

- 05-22-2009 10:03 AM #10The hard drive out of the Gateway measures 4in long by 3 inches wide...should I still get the one in the link you gave me?

As to whether the linked enclosure will work, it depends on the type of drive you have in the laptop. There are 2 types: IDE or PATA, and SATA. This illustrates the difference....

Once you know the connection type, you can find the correct enclosure.

Is there any part of the hard drive that I need to make sure I don't touch? Can I store it outside the computer or should I screw it back in until I get that thing from the link?

EDIT>>>> Just to add that the linked enclosure is an IDE/PATA type.Last edited by arraknid; 05-22-2009 at 10:10 AM.