Access Hard Drive???

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My notebook computer just died, with lots of info on it. Before I send it
out to be fixed, I pulled out the hard drive to try to pull the data off.
However, I cannot seem to access the drive.

The notebook used Windows XP Home, and the hard drive, which was formatted
as NTFS, has two partitions. I put it in another computer that was also
running XP as the secondary master. The computer recognizes the drive just
fine. After booting, it even "sees" the two partitions. However, I cannot
access the partitions or assign a drive letter. Even setting one or the
other of the partitions as active does not good.

I also tried booting the computer from the hard drive. However, after
starting to boot, the machine resets itself, even when I try to boot in
"safe" mode (or even safe with command prompt only).

I am at a loss and am getting desparate. Any suggestions welcome.
 

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To take ownership of files and folders:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp#appliesto#appliesto

All you need to know.

Good luck.

"Paul Green" wrote:

> My notebook computer just died, with lots of info on it. Before I send it
> out to be fixed, I pulled out the hard drive to try to pull the data off.
> However, I cannot seem to access the drive.
>
> The notebook used Windows XP Home, and the hard drive, which was formatted
> as NTFS, has two partitions. I put it in another computer that was also
> running XP as the secondary master. The computer recognizes the drive just
> fine. After booting, it even "sees" the two partitions. However, I cannot
> access the partitions or assign a drive letter. Even setting one or the
> other of the partitions as active does not good.
>
> I also tried booting the computer from the hard drive. However, after
> starting to boot, the machine resets itself, even when I try to boot in
> "safe" mode (or even safe with command prompt only).
>
> I am at a loss and am getting desparate. Any suggestions welcome.
>
>
>
 
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I think I found the problem. I have Norton's "Go Back" installed. When I
took the drive to my home computer, that also has Go Back installed, I was
able to read it. I ended up using my computer's "mirror" capability to
duplicate the drive. I am still having trouble accessing a few directories
(including the files under my directory in "Documents and Settings"), but it
is otherwise all there.


"BAR" <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FF36497D-828A-40CD-A596-8E568A5A8FFF@microsoft.com...
> To take ownership of files and folders:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp#appliesto#appliesto
>
> All you need to know.
>
> Good luck.
>
> "Paul Green" wrote:
>
>> My notebook computer just died, with lots of info on it. Before I send
>> it
>> out to be fixed, I pulled out the hard drive to try to pull the data off.
>> However, I cannot seem to access the drive.
>>
>> The notebook used Windows XP Home, and the hard drive, which was
>> formatted
>> as NTFS, has two partitions. I put it in another computer that was also
>> running XP as the secondary master. The computer recognizes the drive
>> just
>> fine. After booting, it even "sees" the two partitions. However, I
>> cannot
>> access the partitions or assign a drive letter. Even setting one or the
>> other of the partitions as active does not good.
>>
>> I also tried booting the computer from the hard drive. However, after
>> starting to boot, the machine resets itself, even when I try to boot in
>> "safe" mode (or even safe with command prompt only).
>>
>> I am at a loss and am getting desparate. Any suggestions welcome.
>>
>>
>>
 

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