Ok. Since I've gotten no replies to my earlier post, I decided to just slave the old drive and pull the files off it and put them on a temp Vista drive.
So, first problem was setting permissions in order to access the files I need to save. That failed. I went in and tried to set permissions and I kept getting "access deinied" when trying to set those permissions.
After this last round of trying to get to the files I need to save, I got another "access denied" message, so like an idiot I got pissed and clicked cancel.
Now, I am completely locked out of that drive. When I open My Computer I see the drive as a slave, but instead of having a volume label it says E: Access Denied.
Nothing I've done seems to be helping. I've even downloaded and tried to boot to Ubuntu Live CD, but it won't boot in my system. My old Linix Knoppix disks won't boot either. They used to, but for some reason they won't anymore.
I have a lot of music and personal files I need to save from this hard drive. Anybody have a way I can fix this "Access Denied" thing??