I have a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 CPU 64bit Desktop Computer running Windows Vista Home Premium which I've had since 2008. In early February 2014, I started having problems with this system and my first post here was dated February 9th, followed by subsequent posts in an attempt to try to resolve the Hardware issues I was experiencing at that time and my final post here on this issue which I ticked as Solved on April 4th concluded that the Microstar MS - 7504 Version 1:0 (N1966) Motherboard had burnt out along with the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 CPU simultaneously. You can refer to my previous 2014 posts here regarding this system issue if you need them for reference.
A couple of days ago, I plugged the HDD Sata from my original Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L model Desktop Computer (which has 2 Partitions C+D) into a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P 32bit Desktop Computer and on boot up it showed 2 operating systems as normal Microsoft Windows Vista and Start Puppy Linux (which I installed in February 2014) but after 1 or 2 seconds, the system reboots itself. There is a quiet click on the Hard Drive as it reboots itself. I believe this is because the Scaleo P 32-bit operating system does not recognise the 64-bit operating system on the Sata HDD?. I then installed Windows Vista Ultimate onto the Sata HDD (as I don't have the original Vista Home Premium CD-ROM software) and on boot up there are now 3 operating systems on this Sata HDD (1) Microsoft Windows Vista (New Installation of Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit OS) (2) Microsoftt Windows Vista (Original 64-bit OS) and (3) Start Puppy Linux. The priority has changed as the new and working installation of (1) Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate is now the first operating system to select and boot. SP1 and SP2 have been installed and this system works fine.
The problem is that I can see and open the data which was on the 2nd Partitiion D (which is now on the C Drive) and I can see the data which was on the 1st Partitiion C (which is not on the D Drive) but although there are files and folders there, there is no data inside the folders, for example Users and Desktop are visible but when I click them there is no data shown within those folders yet both partitions give accurate readings that the data is there but the system is unable to read any data. Is this because the Windows Vista Ultimate is unable to read the data of the 64-bit OS?. I can select Users and see the folders etc., but when I click the folders no data is shown.
To try and clean up the system I deleted in error in the folder "Desktop" and some other windows files, some of which I have now restored from the recycle bin but for other files and folders which I try to restore it says the target cannot be found etc.
I now have a Second Identical Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L Desktop Computer Machine with the exact same specifications and operating system Windows Vista Home Premium as my original machine, but before I plug my HDD into "this Second Identical system", I want to know if I need to do anything before plugging in my HDD because of 2 reasons (1) It has Windows Vista Ultimate still installed and (2) I deleted some system files in error so would I need to use SYSTEM PROTECTION to restore shadow copies of system files from February 2014 when I began having problems with the original Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L machine? or would I just be able to select the 2nd Operating System (2) Microsoft Windows Vista and let the system repair itself if there are any errors found?
If I did get any errors, could these be easily resolved by using System Protection options? and should I remove the New installation of Windows Vista Ultimate now or after I have booted using the Home Premium Operationg System? Also, I forgot how to delete an Operating System so some tips here would be useful if I need to do that.
I am merely trying to get my original system back to how it was before the hardware failures in February this year.
I look forward to your replies and will follow up on all replies left.