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Old 08-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default access denied--files on a poss. corrupt slaved drive

hello all. i'm trying to salvage files from a laptop drive that was throwing me the blue screen of death (XP). i got one of those ide to usb adapters to slave the drive and pull the important stuff off. however, after i click "documents and settings" and then i try to access the user account that i want to access it says "access is denied." is there any way around this? i was told by the owner that a password for the account was never required upon windows xp startup.

when i click the I: drive in "my computer", it says that the laptop drive has 28 gigs used. however, when i open the i drive and select everything it tells me only 5.4 gigs is used. i need to gain access to the rest of the used space. it contains thousands of pictures and documents that i need. does anyone know how i can get to them? thanks

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try running a defrag on it, first off. along with any diagnostic cleans, like virus scanning, even spyware scan if you feel froggy.

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