Hard drive problem

By gregoryleith04 ·
My hard drive stopped working windows xp home. A system 32 dll was deleted. I was advised to get a new hard drive and start again. This done and ok. Now I want to get info off old hard drive so I have turned it into external hard drive. I can see the folders but it says they are empty and can not see any files. If I click properties on the folders it shows that the folders have content. How do I get to see the content again????? HELP

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Download this and run it on your external drive.

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Hard drive problem

By saying your harddrive stopped, does that mean you can not get into the Windows desktop?.
Hopefully this program will do the trick.


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Quite a few hundred people disagree with your advice ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Download this and run it ...

Here is the link to Page 18 of the complaints.


Always best to hear both sides before stepping blindly into ...

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agree, If you want a decent reg cleaner (free)

by Snuffy09 In reply to Quite a few hundred peopl ...

use Ccleaner.exe

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do you have ownership of the files on your external drive?

by Snuffy09 In reply to Hard drive problem

you may have to play with the security settings on the files/folders on your external drive so that you new user account has permissions to your old files.

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by IC-IT In reply to Hard drive problem

If it was just a deleted system32.dll it can be easily repaired. You could manually replace the file or do a system repair.

If it was a message saying missing system hive, than a chkdsk /R would likely repair it (if errors are found do the command again).

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by StealthWiFi In reply to Although

Sounds like a permissions problum, if you can't set the permissions back correctly boot with a Trinux Live CD and grab the files through that putting them on the proper drive.


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