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could I install OS on old HD, then access files from my current HD as slave

post #1 of 17
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I think my system is crashed hard by me editing boot.ini to speed up the startup process. I can't do anything through the recovery console. I never made a auto system recovery disk. I don't know what to do?
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post #2 of 17
yes
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post #3 of 17
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what about installing another copy of xp on the same HD without overwriting?
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post #4 of 17
not really sure how you could do that?maybe with a partion program.
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post #5 of 17
safe bet is to use a different hd
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post #6 of 17
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can I make the IDE drive the master and my SATA the slave?
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post #7 of 17
yup
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post #8 of 17
where in New York?
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post #9 of 17
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wow what a mess I've made for myself and it wasn't even fun Now I have to clean it up.

EDIT: halfway between Binghamton and Utica a little town called Sherburne
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post #10 of 17
let us know how you make out
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