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Bad hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bjb21, Jan 29, 2015.

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  1. bjb21

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    Hello,

    I have a computer that I believe was victim to a power surge. When I boot the computer it goes to the screen asking if I would like to boot windows in safe mode safe mode with networking, etc. when I make my selection it freezes. So I pulled the hard drive and hooked it up external to another computer with usb to saga cables. I am able to get to the root of the drive but when I go into documents and settings and choose user I get access denied and it says the folder is empty. I am able to access another user folder that is on the hard drive though. Am I out of luck or does anyone have advice for me?

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    Bjb21
     
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    Run disk check or other diagnostics on it.
     
  3. bjb21

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    I am running a check disk on it now
     
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    You won't be allowed to access the private data on that drive from another machine since you don't "own" it.
    You must be an administrator and take ownership.
     
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