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Using IDE Connection for second hard drive

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#1 cynbaker


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Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

Help! My desktop contracted a virus that deleting a file used to sign on (administrator or user). When you try to log on it seems to work for a couple seconds but then it just goes back to the log-in screen.

I researched the problem and found that there is one file that needs to be restored to the computer. Unfortunately, I can't use windows since I can't log in.

I tried to copy the file from another computer (via flash drive) and copy it to the hard drive using dos but I think that dos doesn't recognize usb devices.

So, I opened the case up and had an idea. This computer has an old 3.5 drive in it. Could I remove this drive and use the IDE connector with a second internal hard drive?

I thought I could somehow get the file onto the original drive or install windows on the new drive and get windows started that way.

I might be thinking about this all wrong. I know just enough about this to be dangerous. HELP!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:34 AM

I'm just curious....what file are you referring to?

More curiosity...how did you determine just what your problem was?


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