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Windows xp won't boot and don't want to resore and loose date on drive c.. can drive c be removed and used as a slave on another xp maching to recover data? recover program indicates that the drive is physically okay.

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Hi,
    Yes you can attach it to another pc, And use it as slave,Moreover if you have lost data then also not a proble,You can get it back by various softwares.
And first attache it wiht some other pc and get you required things from there c: ' After that you may run windows setup and use repair option to repair the coroupt windows.
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Hello,

If the drive is still usable then you can remove the drive and then attach to the other machine and recover the data on it. see harddrive lable on connecting the hdd as slave.

However you cannot run the program installed on that machine.

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Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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