|11 Feb 2012||#1|
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Gaining access to old Operating Sytem drive.
Apologies in advance if this has been posted in the wrong place, but having a look around it would appear to fit with what my problem is.
My problem is simple. I had 4 HD's in my Computer 2* 500G in Raid as an operating system and 2*1tb drives for storage. Everything was working fine but the OS needed a formatt and refresh basicaally.
So to take advantage of this and free up 1TB of space I bought a 64G SSD, physically installed it and went about setting up this as my OS from scratch. However, in my haste I forgot to remove a couple fo folders of important documents from the old OS drives.
The SSD is the Boot drive now and I can see all other HD's in my computer, but the problem is I can not gain access to, lets call it H:, which was the old OS drive. I have been able to initiallise one of the old OS raid drives through disk management, but am unable to gain access to H.
It tells me I need to Formatt the drive first, and then comes up with a speil about access being denied. I gather this has to do with the old OS being installed on it, I am happy to formatt the drive enventually. But I really need to get some docs off it first.
Is there anyway to do this, I have been searching for an answer but not getting anywhere?
I tried to change the boot order also, as all other system specs remain the same. But I think because I have removed the Raid set up of the drives I am unable t load the old OS.
Thank you for your help.
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|11 Feb 2012||#3|
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The only change is the install of the SSD as the operating systems and the removal of the Raid of the two drives.
I will mess around again tomorrow but I was hoping I could aviod, disconnecting the SSD to get into the old OS Drive. I would imagine it has to be something that can be done from the new OS. The old drive is there with all the files on it, I know it works as it was wokring this morning before I put the new drive it.
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