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#1 victor7


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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:11 PM

My system crashed to black screen. Could only turn off manually. Replaced the two hd's with one new drive and reinstalled the win7. Had back up a month old and want to check the two hd's I removed. Have SATA/usb adapter. One old hd gets message'must format this disc before usable'. The other hd must contain the original win7 os because when i tried to browse files I got an indication that a virus had been removed and that I must get rid of it before continuing.

I am mainly interested in my game progress in some fairly extensive games from those hd's.

Two questions: 1) How can I remove the virus from external hd 2 without infecting my new install? and 2) how can I access files/folders in hd 1 that indicates formatting necessary?

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