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


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Apr 8, 2004
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?


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Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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