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2 hard drives HELP!!!!

M Square

FPCH New Member
Joined
May 24, 2007
Messages
2
#1
I recently bought a new hard drive for my PC. I'm running XP SP2 on it. I made the new hard drive the master drive and my old one is now the slave drive. I can view both drives from MY COMPUTER.

My problem is when I go to access a folder on the old drive it is saying "access denied".
I am trying to get to document and settings and then the owner folder. I have some music files that I would like to transfer over to my new drive

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can regain access to this folder?

Thanks in advance
 

londonles

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
48
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
Please tell me how you configured each drive is the new one the master?
 

londonles

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
48
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#4
Try sharing the slave drive and make sure you have permission to read & write to it
 

mikedodson

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2007
Messages
2
#5
sorry I can't offer help, I'm looking for help on a similar problem.

Running XP home, I was trying to save data from a dying hard drive. I added new hard drive to the system and installed windows to it. The new drive was recognized as E:. Access to the old drive was still not possible. It was there but any attempt to read from it failed- a hardware error. After sending the bad drive out for data recovery, the system still recognized the now only HD as E:. I added another drive to the system, and it shows in the bios and device manager but not in my computer.

How can I get windows to show the new drive and is it possible to rename the primary drive as C:? Will that break all installed software that thinks its located on E:?