My old laptop died It crashed whilst I was editing some pics (I had just uploaded 800+ pics from my DSLR). It then got stuck in a 'safe mode' loop. It kept giving me the option of opening in safe mode, or open normally. Whatever option I used it would just take me to a blank black screen with a cursor - the only way of getting out of this screen was to power down.
My laptop was 4 years old so I wanted to get a new one anyway, but needed some way of recovering my files from the old hard disk. I was told a caddy would be the best option - so I bought a Dynamode USB caddy, put my old hard disk in it and plugged it into my new laptop - and nothing....
The new laptop hasn't even acknowledged that something has been plugged in, although ever time I plug it in a red light appears on my caddy.
My new laptop has windows 8, the old one was vista - not sure if this is relevant.
Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated - as I really want my pics of my old hard drive
Thanks for your help