A reader needs some help with getting files off a dead computer. “I have an internal hard drive in a computer with integrated video which went bad and a monitor will no longer work with that machine. What’s a good way to transfer the data on that drive to a new computer?”
The best solution would have been that all of your important files were already backed up on a regular backup you make to an external drive or the cloud. Sorry, but I have to get that in. Prevention folks!
If that’s not the case, the simplest way would be to walk your dead machine down to a computer store and have someone there transfer it for you. The tech can remove your old hard drive, plug it in to an adapter cable and pull the data off.
If you feel comportable enough taking your dead PC apart, you can remove the old hard drive and attach it to an adapter cable or put it into a hard drive enclosure designed for turning old internal hard drives into external drives. Your new PC will then treat your old hard drive like any external hard drive and you can transfer files at will.