The fan in my laptop (ThinkPad T42) died and won't boot. I pulled the HDD and put into external IDE-to-USB enclosure and can plug into antoher computer.... but when I try to access the files in My Documents for one of the user accounts from the laptop (which was a password-protected account) I get the error "Access is denied."
How can I get access to these files? The computer I'm now using is also WinXP Pro and my username & password are the same as the laptop that died.
You will need to boot to safe mode & then right click on the folder you cant access, choose the option of security, (or properties then security) under the user list click add & type in everyone. Once you click ok tick full access then to advanced & find the option of ownership there should be an option where you highlight the username you are currently logged in to then a tick box for take ownership click apply & it will go through changing the folders & files within that folder to show up under in your current system.just browse to it as you normally would & you can access and copy as normal.
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If you are using an USB external HDD storage to plug onto via the 1 USB port. Sometimes certain Laptops do not supply enough power to run the external device USB devices. You have to get a USB adapter with "double plugin" to plug in to 2 USB port. There are no software availiable to make it work if the power supplied to the external USB devices is insufficient!
Toshiba recovery error seem likely to be due to a failing/failed HDD. If your laptop is in warranty then visit Toshiba service center.Otherwise try this-------->I would like you to try checking the HDD with an error checking program from floppy or CD or with the drive removed from the laptop and tried in a USB external enclosure in another PC.
If the HDD itself is made by Toshiba (which seems likely) you would need a generic testing program since Toshiba don't provide their own HDD checking program.
HDTunecan be used from another PC. Have a nice Day
Hi bud , Why dont you just burn the Setup for 98 too a disk , then in your PC settings when you boot , Set too boot from Disk , and put the 98 Disk in , And follow the setup and it will install no problem and save you alot of trouble , Hope you come right Happy new year bud :)
Probably your disk is going..going...gone. Back up all the data you can as soon as possible. If you have one use a boot cd, like norton utilities boot cd and check the hdd from boot cd. Alternatively take out the HDD and mount it on a different computer as a slave hd so that you can get out data. After you can format and reinstall windows if HDD is still physically ok.
Even better if you buy an external hard disc caddy enclosure, take out HDD from computer. Put hdd in usb caddy. Connect usb caddy to working computer and take data out.
User data are on C:\Documents And Settings\"name for the user"