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Fixing a hard drive from another computer


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#1 shakiz26

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

Can a hard drive that is the main one on another computer be fixed in another computer so it can work again? if so how? (the simple way) plz

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:55 PM

Well...what's wrong with the hard drive?

Mechanical problems cannot be "fixed."

File system problems...probably can only be "fixed" by reinstalling the O/S anew, IME.

If you tell us the symptoms of what is wrong...maybe someone can give you an educated answer.

What's wrong with the drive?

What error messages appear onscreen?

Is the system infected?

Louis

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:58 PM

well it's kinda related to this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/284130/shakiz26-split-topic/ but it used to show up a blue screen with "registry file failure" thought that could be fixed some other way to make it work ?

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:14 PM

Plz close this or delete this thread, thanks hamluis for trying to help. sorry to be a waste of time.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

Well...what I see when I look at your original or other thread...is a system that has a situation that prevents booting.

It's diagnosed by Windows as "registry file failure"...but what they don't tell you is that any number of things will be diagnosed in that manner.

That being the case, I suggest reinstalling Windows anew...after destroying the current partition.

You can read about the complexity at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822705 AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

Budapest has already tried to take you through procedures that would be short of a clean install...and that was unsuccessful.

Louis

Edit: If you assume that there is something wrong with the drive itself which created the registry problem cited...then the thing to do would be to run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

Edited by hamluis, 04 January 2010 - 07:31 PM.





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