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    Default HDD crashed, need help...

    Ok.
    My harddisk finally crashed...

    Need some help...

    Somehow able to get the harddisk to work again, but the windows XP cannot be run.
    I am now running off another installation of windows XP on another harddisk.

    Problem:
    I have some files in "c:\Documents and Settings" (and desktop also), on the old windows. I can't access it from the new windows. Something to do with permissions.

    How do I get my files out????

    Some extra info:
    - Windows XP, with Service Pack 2
    - Tried repairing windows using the WinXP CDROM, doesn't work.
    - Tried using the recovery console on the winXP CDROM, doesn't let me access also.
    - Don't have floppy disk drive.



    Thanks in advance for all the help I can get...


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    Oh ya, tried safe mode also.... cannot load...

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    i'd say... buy another hdd, format it with winxp, install this hdd back in as slave or secondary master/slave (up to u)... den copy the data from the spoilt hdd to the new one, den throw the old hdd away...
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    ooops... din read carefully.... i remember about needing to unlock the hdd, i go search & post again...
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    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...permisions.htm

    think this is quite comprehensive.. seem that you are running NTFS problem... so just log in to your admin account, set the folder with all control, den copy out the information.
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    are you able to post the exact error message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drudkh
    are you able to post the exact error message?
    there r no error messages.
    The screen stopped short before the password screen, after the black background WinXP screen, while booting.

    In the new windows XP, the "c:\documents and settings" are empty... and my files R on them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...permisions.htm

    think this is quite comprehensive.. seem that you are running NTFS problem... so just log in to your admin account, set the folder with all control, den copy out the information.
    Thanks, but it doesn't seem to work.
    I'm running off another installation of windows. The old installation cannot load properly.

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    Very simple.

    Create the very same account you used to logon to the older HDD, if you called yourself "abc/def" , create the same account on this machine, once you're done, you should be able to access the NTFS folders on the HDD.

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    Ok, partly my fault...
    But update on the situation...

    I'm beginning to see my files already...
    Now quite likely I'll be able to get all my file back...
    I'll do the necessary copying now 1st, before something happens again...
    Will have another update & a brief outline on what to do if the same situation happens again...


    bbl~


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    Ok, done...
    Everything settled...
    For the benefit of everyone... Here it goes...

    If the folder u want to access cannot be accessed because u don't have permission (no matter which installation of windows),


    1.) Disable simple file sharing.
    Run explorer.exe, goto Tools --> Folder Options --> View
    Scroll all the way down, un-tick the last box.
    Click OK.

    2.) Goto the Folder u want to access but cannot.
    Right click on that folder, select Sharing & Security.
    Goto Security tab, click advanced (at bottom).
    Goto Owner tab, Select any one with administrator access.
    Tick the box at the bottom "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
    Click OK.

    3.) Pray.

    Should be able to access now...

    Notes:
    U must be on the same computer as the folder that U want to access.
    I'm using WinXP with SP2, other versions may be different.

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