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I get almost a page full of the files you would expect, eg autoexec.bat.
Shall I get the full list?
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I bought a USB case for laptop harddrives. Ebay bargain.
Now I can read everything on the harddrive.
Got all my photos and music - brilliant. Many thanks everyone.
Is there anything I can do to the files to stop my original problem when I put the harddrive back in the Tosh?
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You're welcome :tazz:

Preventing the problem from returning depends on what the original problem was.

If it is a mechanical problem, you'll soon find that out when you go to completely reinstall your OS. You'll know it is that, if you continue experiencing the problem even after a fresh install.

If everything is fine after doing a fresh reinstall of your operating system, then it was corruption that caused your problem. To prevent it, make sure you don't bump or shake your laptop when using it, defragment it and use scandisk or chkdsk on it regularly, and make sure you don't let your laptop overheat.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 12 March 2006 - 06:38 PM.

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I documented my original problem and my suspicions.
I now know it wasn't a virus so must have been caused by the Microsoft hotfixes. If I could remove them while the drive is a slave on my main computer, I wouldn't need to reformat and reinstall.

I'd like to correct
"STOP c0000221 Unknown Hard Error
Sys32\ntdll.dll
The dynamic link library cannot be found in the specified path
Default load path"
by getting ntdll.dll from another W2000 computer and putting it in Sys32 while the drive is still a slave - is that worth a go or will the registry smell a rat?

The laptop was surprisingly clean inside.
I love the USB case for laptop harddrives - it comes in a soft case and with installation disk & cable. It can put old laptop harddrives to good use by giving you a high capacity portable drive. It was cheap enough at £7 inc postage - I'd recommend it to anyone.
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by getting ntdll.dll from another W2000 computer and putting it in Sys32 while the drive is still a slave - is that worth a go or will the registry smell a rat?


It's worth a shot, but I have a feeling there's more to it than that...
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I'll have a go tonight. If it fails I'll reformat.
At least I've got what I want thanks to this forum. :tazz:
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