Originally Posted by dmhnc
well, no luck. Says access is denied. Looks like I'll have to try something else.
, can I change my boot order in BIOS and possibly boot from my
slave? I have XP OS on this drive. Couldn't I then just make the changes and
then be able to swap data? That is if I can boot from the slave disk.
The HDD says acess denied, or just the folders ur trying to acess?
and to answer ur boot order Q... its a bit complex, but not too bad, lol...
1. unless the hardware in the previous PC was almost identicle windows wont load. has to do w/ the drivers used. win 9x/me used to auto pick up the new system hardware so u lcould just move HDD from PC to PC. XP is set in its ways(for lack of a better phrase). I heard that if you unistall as many drivers as u can b4 moving a XP partitiod HDD to a new PC it will pick up the new hardware, nvr tried it though.
2. IDK if many bioses allow for booting off of slave drives... if not u can swap the jumpers on 'em. cable position hasnt made a difference in my experience.
if the chipsets were the same in both the old and newer sys windows might boot but stability is not gaureenteed. I had a VIA chipseted S370 mobo taht didnt have a AGP slot taht i bough off newe egg cuz the one w/ AGP they hadnt carried in a while. Well they get the AGP one back, i rma return my pci-only VIA NB for the VIA NB version w. AGP. the chipsets were diff but the make was the same and were similar generations. XP on the HDD i had originally used worked however it was not completely stable. The drivers must have been similar...
forgive any typos, i didnt fully proofread it...
on a side note/Q: What and where is the PC the old HDD came out of, just curious...