Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:47 PM
I don't know how much info to provide before it would be overload, so here's what happened so far:
System 1 had two SATA drives, a 250GB (Drive 1) and a 200GB (Drive 2). The 250 GB drive has 4 partitions, C: contained aplications and data files and D:, E: and F: contained data only. The 200GB drive was blank at the time (a hedge against inflation?)
System 2 has two PATA drives and one SATA drive.
Motherboard failed on System 1. HDD drive 1 removed and added to System 2 due to immediate need for the data. I've been able to access the data just fine.
Replaced motherboard on system 1, then loaded Windows XP on drive 2 to make sure everything would work OK, so far, it does.
I now have to move drive 1 back into system 1. I had heard that removing drive 2 and reinstalling drive 1 and expecting it to function correctly was wishful thinking.
My desire is to try to have all of the applications and data from drive 1 back in system 1 quickly and intact, with as few problems as possible. As drive 2 only contains the OS, I don't know that I care if it stays or goes, drive 1 also contains the same OS.
I need to know how to best accomplish this without causing additional problems. I would appreciate any advice that might help.
AMD A10-7700K, MSI A68HM, 2 x 8GB Avexir DDR3 2133, 240GB SSD x 2 & 1TB SATAIII x 4, McAfee, Windows 10 Pro, Office 2016.