Added new hdd to new box

JustinHD

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Hello,
i added an hdd from my older box to a newer box, and i was wondering if there is a way to get information off of it before i reformat it? i had the older box recycled because the motherboard was fried. stuck in a bind.. need help. thank you.
 

tomatthe

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Does the new machine already have a drive/os running on it? If so you should be able to hook it up and just assign a drive letter.

If not, you could boot the machine to a live cd, mount the drive then try to copy files off it that way.
 

JustinHD

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The new machine does but there is something very wrong with it. virus or whatnot. unsure as to what would happen if i slaved the old one to the bugged one. and as for mounting the drive to a live cd I'm unsure as to what your referring to or how to go about doing that.
 

JustinHD

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so your saying that if i run the new os with a usb hd it will over ride the os on the hdd with the virus enough to take off the information on the hdd that will not work (the hdd i added to this newer system)?