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Cannot Access Data On Slave Drive

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#1 wenpeek


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:28 PM

Ok, I consider myself to be pretty savy about my computer but this one has me stumped. I got a new desktop pc and I wanted to remove the secondary drive from my old pc and install it as a secondary in my new computer because it has all of my files on it. I removed and installed the drive into my new computer making the orginal hard drive the master and the secondary as a slave. Everything booted up just fine and the secondary drive shows up just fine in device manager. But, when I go into Explorer to access my data this is what I see:

The secondary drive has been named to BOOTWORK (D) with the followiing files listed:

I386 Folder

So then I decided to put my secondary drive back into my old computer and just try and burn everything to a CD and copy it that way. Well when I installed it back into my old computer it tells me the same thing as it did in my new computer! I'm so frusturated I'm about to pull my hair out. What am I doing wrong?

Both systems are running Windows XP on the master drives. The secondary drive was for data storage only. Please tell me I haven't lost all of my data somehow!! Any advice would be a big help!!

Wendy Peek ~ Dallas, Texas

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:27 AM;cd=3&gl=us

i386 is a Windows file, as is ntldr.

Looks to me like someone tried to do various types of XP installs on that drive...and wiped the drive in the process,;cd=3&gl=us

But...that's just guesswork on my part.


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