A couple months ago, my couple, self built in 2007 , windows xp , not sure what exact version, started hanging up on simple processes intermittently. Unfortunately I was lazy (lesson learned ) and didnt back up my VERY important data. Eventually the problem got so bad I started getting BSOD . After a couple of those, my computer wouldnt even boot. So I installed a copy of Xp i had laying around on another hard drive, thinking I could get an enclosure case and transfer the important files off of the seemingly damaged hard drive onto my new one with a fresh copy of Windows Xp. Unfortunately, this is not working . The the hard drive powers on , but my computer does not read it .
I tried enabling USB booting in my BIOS and boot the old drive. Id tried damn near every thing. Im almost considering the :PUT THE HARD DRIVE IN THE FREEZER METHOD, but I figured Id ask this awesome community for a second opinion first.
Some extra information.
The computer wont even boot when I have the old hard drive plugged in via USB. It hangs up on the windows loading screen until i power the crapped out hard drive off or unplug the cord, then it continues with the boot. This leads me to believe theres major corruption on the disk, or a weird driver issue.
If I try to boot from old hard drive, whether it be via SATA or USB enclosure, no matter whether I use safe mode, last known good configuration, safe mode with command , etc , it will give me a blue screen of death with the following....
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C3524,0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
If i could just get it to read anywhere, any how for just 5 minutes tops, i could extract all the files I need and get on with my life. ANy incite on this matter would be GREATLY APPRCIATED!!