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Old Hard Drive Corrupting Computer


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#1 jaydee70

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:42 PM

We put in a new hard drive yesterday and installed Windows XP no problems then I tried to add our old hard drive to transfer all of our documents but the computer comes up with blue screen saying corrupted files and will not turn on. Please help so much information I need to transfer. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:56 PM

Do you have the master/slave jumpers on the back of the drives set correctly, if they're IDE?
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:55 AM

I believe so, new one master, old one slave. I had the old hard drive set up on this computer before and it worked. Then we used the second hard drive for a computer we made for our daughter. But now with the same set up this old hard drive is causing problems. I hope I didn't make this confusing.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:18 AM

First, try booting with just the new drive and see if you can still do that. If not, it's possible the boot.ini file is messed up.
What OS is on the old drive?
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=330184
You could also get an inexpensive external enclosure and access it that way
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