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    HARDDISK

    I just have a query. I have a network of 3 machines, and one of my machines will not boot up. And the one that doesn't boot up has Sage Accounts on it, so i was wondering if i put my hardisk into one of my other boxes as a primary slave or secondary master, would i be able to access the data as normal from Sage Accounts

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    Re: HARDDISK

    If the drive is the same type as the other controllers (IDE, SCSI, etc.), then you should be able to jumper it as a Slave drive and attach it to one of the other machines. Then if the drive's file system was not damaged, you should be able to access the files on the drive. Be carefull that the reason it will not boot is that it is infected with a virus.
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    Re: HARDDISK

    both are ide devices, so effectively it will work, what about the registry, tho as the registry on my new disk will be pointing software at C: whereas when it goes onto other machine it will be D: will this not cause problems

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    Re: HARDDISK

    There can only be one registry on a system. When you boot on the other machine, it will ignore the registry on the drive you just added. Most likely, you will not be able to run any or the programs that were installed on this disk. You would have to reinstall those programs on the system you are moving the disk to. You will be able to access/copy any data files that are on the disk. If the application keeps data in the registry that you need to keep using the application, you can get data from the registry on the old disk and move it to the new disk, but that is a pretty complex operation. You would probably want to get someone that knows how to do it to help you through it the first time.
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    Re: HARDDISK

    Legare's first solution is probably your safest bet. If you put the drive into a different case and booted it, it would more than likely ask for the Windows CD, want to re-install Windows and take your credit card number <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>. If you change the drive to a slave with the jumpers on the back of the drive, slaving it should allow you to recover the data.
    -Mark

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