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XP reinstall but retaining old user accounts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by polspe, Aug 11, 2004.

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  1. polspe

    polspe Thread Starter

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    I have installed a new harddrive put a booyable version of XP pro on it and then was going to do a user account transfer from the previous harddrive, then the problems started.

    My original harddrive ( also has XP pro on it) started to blue screen. In addition a chkdsk on it failked done to unrecoverable errors.

    Now I really do not want to reformat the original drive and loose my old emails etc, how can I proceed.

    What I would like to do is reinstall XP on it but have that installation pick up and allow access to the old user accounts, and do all of this without loosing pers data files, is it possible??????

    Other solutions to just getting access to the old drive would be nice.


    Many thanks in advance, polspe.
     
  2. fhaslangka

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    first verify that a correct jumper is set (master/slave), second try booting the old one and if it boots successfully and that the new HD that is set as slave is detected, you can now copy your files....

    Good Luck!
     
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