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Windows 7: urgent help needed regarding Windows 7 drive protection!

08 Apr 2013   #1
abdurrehmanq

Windows 7
 
 
urgent help needed regarding Windows 7 drive protection!

Hello Experts,

I have two hard drives in my PC, one of which has Windows 7. I have one drive protected with windows 7 password protection. Today i have installed Windows XP on my other hard drive because i have been facing this explorer.exe issue for few weeks. After installing i am unable to access that password protected drive(i know it sounds stupid)...

Please tell me how can i access the data of that protected drive while staying in XP. Also please tell me if i reinstall a fresh windows 7, would i be able to access that drive again...


Urgent answer required because that drive contain data worth of my life...


please ...


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08 Apr 2013   #2
abdurrehmanq

Windows 7
 
 

also when i try to boot with Windows 7 , it says there is an error in hard drive configuration..it happened after i have installed XP,

guys i need that data in my protected drive..please tell me what to do .
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08 Apr 2013   #3
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

If you have a windows startup disk use it to boot from and when you get to the recovery section click on the black command prompt. It will put you into a directory with an X:\. From there type in C: and press enter then type in the following:

bootrec /fix mbr
bootrec/fixboot
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08 Apr 2013   #4
abdurrehmanq

Windows 7
 
 

Hey Gary Thanks for replying,

I don't have any start up disk...

is there any other method?? what if i install a clean Windows 7, would i be able to access that protected partition in the same way i used to...

i would appreciate your support in resolving this issue.
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08 Apr 2013   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

If you have a Windows DVD you can use that as a boot disk to get to the recovery section. Juts choose repair.
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