I have a computer with Win XP Pro that stopped booting. This was not after any downloads, updates, etc. It freezes at the Windows splash screen everytime. I can enter the safe boot menu but after choosing safe mode it also freezes. When choosing last known configuration, it again freezes. So...
Using the same hardware, I made this drive a slave drive [E] using a working Win XP Pro drive [C] as master. [I don't know if this matters but both have legit XP Pro licenses but they are different licenses.] Everything works fine and I can access all the files from the non-booting [E] drive with no problems. My question is how can I repair the non-booting drive using this setup?
[Note: I've run multiple AV and malware programs including Malwarebytes and have found nothing.]