I have a Toshiba Satellite A35-159 laptop, and the hard drive finally gave out after two years. The guys at Fry's Electronics just said the hard drive was bad, but I could pay them to recover the data off the hard drive (they said its possible). I have the hardware to do that (usb cable, hard drive case) so I'm trying to do it.
Here's my problem... oh by the way it's a Windows XP Home Edition, I have no versions of Windows 2000.
Though I can access the hard drive like any other connected device, the user profile that had all the songs, documents, movies, etc. that I want to recover is the administrator profile on that old hard drive! So I can get to \documents and settings\ but I can't access my old profile to get my stuff! (It says "Access Denied") I know the password and all, but there is no opportunity to enter it. I can't boot up under that profile because its on an external harddrive, and I can't boot up under that harddrive because its corrupted. I can't move the profile, or change its sharing options even if I sent a shortcut to the desktop. Safe mood boot and going through that way does nothing either. The overwhelming majority of people say I need to download the right software to get into that old profile. ANYONE KNOW WHAT OR WHERE I CAN GET THAT SOFTWARE? I'LL PAY A SMALL PRICE IF I HAVE TO!
Thanks for ANY response!
Edited by Supermex48, 12 June 2006 - 01:05 PM.