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need to recover progs and settings from crashed XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by geekson87, Aug 30, 2006.

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    Can anyone tell me how to tranfer my old programs settings and accounts from an XP insallation that no longer boots to a newly installed winXP on a seperate HDD. Both physical drives are in the same computer and the old "crashed OS HDD" is still accesseible from windows when booted from new HDD, all files and OS seem to be in tact, however the old drive will not boot( error at startup "BOOT DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER") It seems that only the boot sector is damaged or missing though because all disk checks find no errors and I can write to and read from disk fine, I can even run programs on the disk by creating shortcuts on my new install. Any advice would be greatly Appreciated.
     
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    Can anyone help me???
     
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