What should I copy/import from old HDD to rebuild all MS Outlook?
My old HDD started clicking and failed to load Windows XP. I bought a new HDD and reinstalled Win XP. I still can retrieve some files from old HDD via external SATA - USB controller. What files should I copy/import from old HDD to rebuild all MS Outlook 2003 contacts and emails to the new one?
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I am not sure whether you are going to have those, any way look for windows and program files, they may contain its settings and more thing if you had concept of "server routing path", then don't worry specify your "routing path" to access the previous one and check it your contacts regarding existence and have fine
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If you are thinking of buying a new PC and trying to replace an old XP system to a new Windows 7, you might want to transfer your old favorite files to your new computer. Either transferring through a Easy Transfer cable, Network, or via USB
This procedures assumes that your old XP is still working and connected to your home or office network. and your new Win 7 is also connected as well to your networkBoth of your system and computer must be connected to the same network, either in the office or home, because it is easier to transfer files in this way, effectively and efficiently, this is practical than using USB flash drive or any external disk, though the process is similar.
Ensure that you have the Win7 InstallationDVD, or the Easy Transfer Software fromMicrosoft website, ready to be installed on your XP system. but be aware this is for 64 bit version system only, please visit Microsoft website search and download Windows easy Transfer and select "x86" in the file name for 32 bit or 64 bit, install this the same way you've done with ordinary software. In your Win 7 however, this software is automatically installed so do not bother yourself.
In this instance you will be asked if whether you want to transfer your whole data from all user accounts or to just specific user only, in this process you can also select specific files to transfer, but in order to transfer all accounts, both of your XP and WIN 7 must be logged as an Administrator.
So this procedure is Migrating through NETWORK, the other two procedure is Easy Cable Transfer and USB, external Hard disk. 1- Prepare both systems and ensure both are connected to the network and working, Start the XP computer and log in as an Admin 2- IN XP , Open up the and start the Windows Easy Transfer DVD, and look or browse for SupportMigwiz. if you have downloaded this simply select Start> All Program> Windows Easy Transfer for Win 7, it will load automatically. Simply read the screen for additional info and click Next 3- A new screen pops out and please select a Network as an option to transfer 4- Click This is my OLD COMPUTER, Still in XP Windows Easy Transfer will then generate a password for the transferring process, because in order to transfer files through the network you will be required to enter a password (record the KEY) After you enter the key, at this time Windows Easy Transfer makes the connection and scans the Windows XP system's contents and components. Once this is over, you can practically choose which data you want to transfer, or you want to import, just like customizing the items you wish to transfer. After you have decided which is which, click Transfer, then a progress bar will appears the process occurs.
The final screen will then show up indicating the process is complete. Confirm to see if the file you have chosen was actually transferred, then close all window, including the Easy Transfer Windows.
In a lot of cases, the recovery disks you built may be looking for installation files (windows installation files) from a partition that is on the original drive of the machine. Your new drive would not contain this partition or the files. If you can STILL get into the old drive, I would consider putting both drives in your desktop.....and then use an disk imaging software to do a disk to disk clone of your drive rather than reinstalling Windows from the recovery disk. There are plenty of options for free cloning software.....just google free disk imaging, and you will probably find a ton of options with instructions. One thing to note....when cloning a drive be VERY careful when choosing your SOURCE and DESTINATION drives. Your SOURCE would be your old drive with your data, and your DESTINATION is your new drive. If you mess up that step, it will overwrite your old drive with the "blank" data from the new drive, and your data will be lost.
The other advantage to cloning, is you will get an exact replica of your current configuration. you dont need to reinstall programs or reconfigure things.
To reinstall win XP from usb flash drive you need WIndows XP cd, 1 gb flash drive and Novicorp WinToFlash. Download WinToFlash to your computer and follow instructions to transfer Windows XP from cd to flash drive, After that boot your notebook from usb device and select "TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon" then install win xp normally, but format C partition. After first start of your notebook boot again from flash drive in "TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon". Now windows is starting, go to start/my computer right click on it and go to properties in this windows go to advanced tab and there go to startup and recovery, click on settings, in new window go to edit tab and in new window change the line "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect" after windows XP write the type of your XP Professional, Home Edition, or Media Center. Now you can remove usb flash drive and boot normally from hdd.
you need to reinstall it completely ...but first check the ram memory ..sounds like a problem there ...If you tried to format during installation and didnt worked..or it worked to format the partition but it didnt let you load files..to start the actuall installation ..this is a issue of Ram memory ..(it may also give you blue screen errors..) if you only tried to format it from the windows...there is an issue cause this is not possible for partitions with windows on it ...so you need a windows installation bootable cd and boot from it to reinstall and only then you will see if the issue is indeed with the Ram memory ..or was just plane ...bugged.. so ...if you do not have such a disk ..go here ..download a image ..and burn it by double clcik on it ..(using nero for file association ) ..on a new blank cd-r after that select the first boot device...(in bios) cd /dvd and restart and see whats going on ...if it fails loading files..it is the Ram memory to blame ..or the Hdd..but if the hdd accepted to be installed in another computer ..it only remain the Ram.. here is the image ...use utorrent to download http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5388204/Windows_Xp_Genuine
It sounds like the Windows installations are missing the language-library file LATIN.LNG that the STEP module is trying to load in order to work.
First. see IF the file is on your HDD via DOS commands:
From START search-bar, type CMD then click the CMD icon.
At the command prompt, enter
sit back... this takes awhile....
You can also redirect output to a text-file with >X:\phoundit.txt
X:\ being replaced with the drive-letter of your flash-drive.
If not found on HDD, check your Windows OEM install disks 2C if the file exists there, maybe stored in a cabinet file named Languages or similar.
If all else fails, the Microsoft website may have a download version of the missing file.
Maybe its a software problem, have you tried putting in a bootable XP installation CD? After the bios boot and it asks you to boot to CD, press R for repair, it will try to repair your OS, and if it is an OS problem ,then it will boot once again... If not you can try formatting your HDD and reinstalling windows...
If you replace or upgrade your os the nothing to worry to remove privious version do one thing:-right click on your my computer icon - properties- click on advance tab- go on startup and recovery-setting-select default operating system-edit-delete the old operating path file and save it.