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how to repair xp pro with hard drive as external drive

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#1 mrwright0514


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

I have a HP system that has crashed. I have a new hard drive that I installed but want to repair my old hard drive and or bring all programs and files over to the new hard drive. My main user account is not letting me access now while plugged in as drive G. I can access all other accounts on the hard drive but the one I NEED is not allowing me. Says access denied. Computer was part of a network but is now just a stand alone.

How can I repair the old drive to use again
Or how can I pull over all of my files and programs to the new drive.

As a reminder both drives are connected to the same laptop which is HP 6730s
drive C is the new hard drive and
drive G in the old hard drive

Thanks in advance for any help provided.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

The only way to move installed programs from one hard drive to another...is to create a partition or drive image that transfers the contents (all) from Drive 1 to Drive 2.

Some "backups" do this also, rather than needing Windows and the installed program...in order to restore in part or fully.

The problem that I see...is that you only have 1 computer and...it's a laptop.

Let's await other inputs.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

I have a HP system that has crashed.

what were the symptoms of the crash, after the crash did you try to run "chckdsk /r "on the drive to attempt a repair .

Edited by caperjac, 12 September 2012 - 06:00 PM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually

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