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Accessing HD with a bsod


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jaky

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I have a hdd but it has a bsod. I tried running the windows xp disc but it asks me for the admin password (i don't know it)
Is there a way to get access to it? would attaching it to my other desktop work like a flash drive?
Thanks in advance!
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edit: the bsod error is unmountable boot volume

Edited by jaky, 29 October 2011 - 07:28 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hi jaky and :)
We cannot help you with the password issue but if you have never set one leave it blank, below is an explanation of the GTG password policy and why, thank you for your understanding;
BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we a G2G do not assist in what amounts to hacking past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of knowing or confirming this.

Is there a way to get access to it? would attaching it to my other desktop work like a flash drive?

You could try fitting it in another computer as a Slave (second HDD) IDE type; http://www.bitwisema...aharddrive.html SATA type http://computershopp...five-easy-steps using an external USB HDD enclosure is another option;
IDE type , Sata type and models capable of accepting both types of HDD http://www.newegg.co...rnal-Enclosures

edit: the bsod error is unmountable boot volume


See the attached link if the above doesn`t help you to resolve the issue http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302
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jaky

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Thanks for your reply, it was really helpful :)

ok so i ran the disc again but this time it said the hdd was too damaged or something and i needed to reformat
so im doing that at the momment. I guess i can use it as a big usb flash drive right? does the power cord have to be connected to it or just the data cable?

Thanks again



EDIT: thanks guys, really appreciate it!

Edited by jaky, 01 November 2011 - 01:31 PM.

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The HDD must have both a data and power cable attached.
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