Failing secondary hard drive impeding speed of computer


May 29, 2016

The hard drive on my laptop has failed and I wanted to recover deleted data off of it.

I managed to retrieve the hard drive from the laptop and I tried connecting it to my desktop. It slows the computer down immensely though which, I imagine, is because of the failing hard drive.

I wanted to know if there was a way to up the speed of operations while having the secondary hard drive plugged in. I thought about changing the Boot Setup but for some odd reason the BIOS on this desktop has a password that won't go away (tried removing the battery, moving the jumper, booting password bypassing software).

Any suggestion or help would be much appreciated.

The desktop is an HP Pavilion p6604f.
And the secondary failing hard drive is a Toshiba model.
Hi there PontusH2O,

You will need to use some data recovery tool for DOS mode, as Win hangs.
You can give Ubuntu Live CD approach a try:

Hope this will help,
D_Know_WD :)