hard drive USB connection

Hp/toshiba / Desktop/laptop
June 25, 2009 at 12:13:32
Specs: Windows XP pro
I am trying to find out if I can connect an XP pro hard drive to an XP via a USB port. I have an external drive "box" that will connect an internal device via USB (not sure if it is compatable with the hard drive but not my main concern right now). My question is, if I connect this way will it wreck the XP pro on the drive I am trying to connect externally? I am only connecting it temporarily to attack a virus on the XP pro that has locked down the disk. My hope is too use my computer to destory the virus and return the hard drive to the original computer.

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June 25, 2009 at 13:13:03
Yes and no. One is yes you can but you should not because of the virus.

Consider live cd's in the system as it is. Barts, UBCD4Win and linux cd's might be used to try to fix or just get data off.

I have never had much luck with a virus. I just reload the whole thing.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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June 25, 2009 at 14:47:03
Post a question in the Security forum here asking for advice.

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June 27, 2009 at 17:14:25
Thanks. I have managed to remove various files. I will try a post under the security section. If that doesn't work, I can now format as I have all the files I need or at least what was still there. Thanks again to both of you.

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