Diagnose a computer-death, and advise on migrating the dead one to an imac?
March 27, 2008 12:21 PM Subscribe
My desktop computer is dead dead dead (I think -- can you help me be sure?). I was going to get a new iMac anyway, so now I'll just move those plans up. I understand there's a utility to migrate all my files from the old Windows machine to the new Mac -- how can I make that happen when the old one won't start?
posted by gleuschk to computers & internet (10 answers total)
We came back from 2 weeks away to find that the desktop Windows 2000 machine a buddy built for me back in 2001 doesn't boot anymore. Nothing. Push the button, all systems are silent. I suppose that means the power supply is dead. (Maybe we had a lightning strike while we were away? Though the cable modem and wireless hub are fine. Anyway.) Any suggestions for a more accurate diagnosis, short of taking it to some people somewhere?
And as for the switch/migrate process, is my best move going to be buying an enclosure for the hard drive(s)?