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28-01-2006, 08:36 PM
Trying to fix inlaws PC

Main hard disk wouldn't boot - MBR looks like toast - reinstall of mbr - no change. So I have installed XP on a new disk and mounted the old disk as a slave to get the data off. The problem is I can't seem to assign a driver lettter to the old disk - the option is greyed out!

How do I make the old disk mountable in windows?

The old disk is labelled main disk in image below


28-01-2006, 08:50 PM

28-01-2006, 09:00 PM
Best way to get data off is to boot from Knoppix CD then FTP files to another PC. I've saved data off several knackered laptops with this method.