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Old July 10, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Unless that other laptop has two hard drive bays, I wouldn't try it. Trying to boot from a failing hard drive (which is what that laptop will do if it detects that hard drive as the only one) will very likely damage the hard drive further - I learned that the hard way when I rebooted a computer that had a failing hard drive, to find that the hard drive was completely unaccessible afterwards.

Get a 2.5" hard drive enclosure and place the damaged hard drive into the enclosure. Afterwards, you can do what SKY mentioned, with the enclosure plugged into a working computer through USB / FireWire / eSATA / whatever, although I had problems with eSATA before, so a USB 2.0 or 3.0 enclosure is your best bet.
I recommend the Vantec Nextar series of drive enclosure, although any other 2.5" enclosure from a decent manufacturer will work: Welcome to Vantec ? Leading Brand of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile Accessories! - PRODUCTS
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