I have an emachines T1842 with XP Home that had a power supply go bad. So I changed it out and the led on the face of the tower would only flash when the power switch was turned on. I could push the power button on the front of the tower and nothing would happen. So I made some call to the store that I bought it and he said that the T series emachine are bad about taking out the mother board when a power supply goes out.
So I guess I need to replace the mother board now. But here's the thing. I want to get my doc. out of the one with the bad Mother board. I have another emachines (T1801 or something) running on XP Pro. So I thought I could just that the hard drive from the one with the bad board and use it as a slave on the other one. I got it hook up and everything was fine, the system found the new hard drive and everything. But I can not open my docs. The folder is there but it will not let me access it. It just keeps saying access denide But I can look around in all the other folder Like programs and things. I have checked the jumper to make sure they are were they need to be for using it as a slave.
What could I do to get the file to let me in. All I want to do is back up MY Docs. Because the person at the computer repair place said I might have to reinstall windows after replacing the mother board.
Could anyone help me? Thanks