Transfering infor from one HD to an other

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  1. Steve Alan

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    I have an older hard drive with Windows XP on it with several files and programs that I would like to transfer onto the new hard drive. The problem is that when I try to put the old hard drive back into the computer so that I can burn the files onto CD the computer keeps restarting itself. I had run a diagnostic on it and it turned up fine. Any ideas on how I can do this?

    Thanks......
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Not the cheapest way, but if you bought (or borrowed) a USB 2.0 external hard drive enclosure, and put the old hard drive in it, and then booted up on the new hard drive, and then accessed the old hard drive via USB, and that would allow you to burn files from the old hard drive.
     
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    Check that the pin configuration on the old hard drive isn't set as the primary drive, and rename the Windows folder on the old HDD as something else.

    Adam
     
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    Which is the main drive now? The old one or the new one?
     
  5. Mike Fassler

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    set the old drive up as a slave and the new one as a master and you should be able to get into it just fine. when you boot up just make sure to select the right
    drive.
     
  6. Steve Alan

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    The new one is the main drive.......

    Adam and Mike's comments are clicking with me, that should be the ticket.......thanks....
     
  7. Mike Fassler

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    your welcome, please let us know if it worked for you [​IMG]
     

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