Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:11 AM
So I'm building a new computer for a friend, nothing fancy just something that will make it through college.
Anyways, the computer is running
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
RAM: 4 gigs
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Processor 3.21 GHz
Hard Drive: 500 gig Sea-gate
Motherboard: Gigabyte M68MT-S2P
Graphics card: No card just motherboard internal
Her old computers motherboard died, so I removed the hard drive specked out a computer and built it.
Everything is running fine, but when I tried to access the old hard drive it said I did not have access.
I changed the security settings to be open to everyone to try and view the files but so far it only lets me go through the directory and open empty folders even though the drive says 71 gigs used. While I managed to grab some music files from her iTunes, I cannot view pictures, documents, or anything else that might be hidden.
While I am not entirely sure, I think the old computer was running xp based on the file system hierarchy changes between xp vista and windows 7.
The two fixes I'm looking for are either one that will allow me to view the hard drive completely and pull off the files she requested.
(which i've done before but cannot remember)
Emulate and boot from the hard drive
(never actually done or even know if its possible but if it is it would really come in handy)
Using the old computer in anyway is completely out of the question.