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Hack C: from D: ?


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#1 Studio Era

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:27 PM

Sitrep:
My XP on C: drive just crashed last week.
Safe mode doesn't work.
Recovery Console brings up a new error message of it's own.
Last Safe Config? Yeah. Sounds nice. Not this time . . .

So, what I did was install XP on my D: drive, brought my precious files back from the dead via NTFS Undelete -Freeware.
That's fine.
Got my files.

But I still have the problem with the XP on C:

Question:
Is there a way I can 'hack' into C: using the D: drive XP?
See, the problem I'm having here is I know the STOP error is telling me it's a software/hardware conflict (0x0A error), but it shuts down before I can access the system and cut off any new software.
(Why Safe Mode doesn't work, is beyond me . . )

My theory is, if I can access it through the D: drive OS, I'll have more of a chance.
Problem is, the Admin folder is 'locked' because I password the hell out of everything. . .

Anyway,
It sounds reasonable and do-able.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:14 PM

You might need to take ownership of the files on the C drive to be able to view them.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
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