Laptop data recovery is complicated by the fact that there is only one hard drive in the laptop. Therefore, it is not easy to add the secondary storage required for the recovery operations to the laptop.
Laptop data recovery boils down to one of the following:
* Getting out the hard drive then hooking it to the desktop PC and using ReclaiMe data recovery software to retrieve data.
* Using a bootable CD together with ReclaiMe data recovery software.
If the hard drive produces some unusual noise, it may be physically damaged. Consider creating a disk image file before the recovery.
Disassemble the laptop and attach its hard drive to the desktop PC
This is the recommended approach to laptop data recovery.
Getting the hard drive out of the laptop typically requires just a couple of screws removed, because most laptops are designed to have hard drives replaced easily.
* Make sure to remove both the outlet power plug and the battery when working with the laptop. The laptop may power up while partially disassembled if you forget to remove the battery.
* Search YouTube for video instructions for your particular laptop. Search for "hard drive replacement Vaio" or something like that.
Once you get the hard drive out, attach it to the desktop PC either directly or using an USB box. You may need the appropriate converter if you are connecting the 2.5" laptop IDE drive to the 3.5" desktop IDE mainboard. USB enclosures are readily available in electronics sto