Can't access old WinXP Install to get Faves, Documents...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by losirob, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. losirob

    losirob OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I had my motherboard die the other night while working on something for work. I replaced the motherboard/processor/RAM tonight, and attempted to boot into the old XP install - I was unable to do so. Apparently the old XP install is corrupted beyond repair (at least, as far as I can tell. I don't know how to fix the old install.)

    So, I installed XP onto a different drive. Works fine, but I can't get to my old install to copy favorites, old emails, contact lists from Outlook Express, etc... When I attempt to open the necessary folders from "My Computer," I get an error of "D:/xxxx" Access Denied," where "xxx" is whatever folder I'm trying to get into.

    Each logon under the old install had passwords associated with the logon.

    Any suggestions?

    Rob
     
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