Solved old hardrive in docking station won't run windows xp os

August 11, 2012 at 16:23:14
Specs: Windows Vista, intel core 2 quad q8200
I took my seagate barracuda 7200 hdd out of my old pc, I wanted to fit it in my new dell 540 but the connection wasn't the same so I bought a hdd docking station and when I put in it my dell 540 the dell reads and recognizes the seagate drive as an external drive,is there any way I can get the seagate drive(loaded with windows xp os)to run the xp operating system so i can view the files as though it were on my old computer any help would be appreciated

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August 11, 2012 at 17:20:03
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There is no way to boot the XP operating system. XP does not support booting from an external drive and it is married to the hardware environment in which it was originally installed. You can of course view the drive contents and copy over any files/documents but any installed programs will not run.
Even if the new PC had a suitable connector available for internal attachment, XP would not run in the different hardware without at least a repair install using the XP install disk that came with the old PC if you have one.

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#2
August 11, 2012 at 18:19:05
Thanks richard is there any way I can retrieve my emails please

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August 12, 2012 at 00:30:07
http://www.seo-webz.com/tutorials/w...

I guess you would import the data from that location. You may need to take ownership of the drive first and of course he file path would be different since windows will be allocating a different drive letter to the XP disk in the external enclosure.

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