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    Access Denied

    I was setting up a new user when I lost power>Now I cant get into machine at all. BSOD on startup. I have now replaced that hardrive with a new one and and have the programs going again. However I need to get to the data on the old hard drive - (now set as slave). Even in DOS I get access denied to the whole hard drive - any suggestions PS I am not trying to sneak in through the back door - just need data, not programs - would a re-install of Win2k wipe everything or does it just set up a new registry (thereby disabling programs) but allowing me access to the data
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    Re: Access Denied

    A reinstall of Win2K does not wipe the entire hard drive - unless you specifically ask it to. Hopefully, you have a bootable CD-ROM drive. Otherwise, you'll have to make some start-up floppy disks. From memory, there is an explanation of how to create such start-up disks in one of the Read Me/Read First files on the Win2K CD. HTH
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    Re: Access Denied

    Boot on the good drive, right click on My Computer, then look in Manage, Storage, Disk Drives. You may be able to see the old HD (usually Disk 1), if so you can enable it and copy files directly to the good one.

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    Re: Access Denied

    Managed to save it - thanks for all the help.
    Reinstall of Windows didnt work but what did was:
    Set the drive up as a slave to a working Win2k drive and tried to get into the errant drive - as usual access denied but it suggested I could take ownership and took me to screen (havent been able to recreate this morning) that had Auditing and Ownership as 2 of its three TABS (I think I got there through trying to Share the drive)
    I took ownership (and chose to take ownership of all sub directories and objects) and 5 minutes later had access to all the data. Was I just lucky or is this a major security flaw in Win2k in that I could take a drive to any working machine that I had admin rights to and get access to the files
    PS a second attempt to re-install Win 2k without reformatting even after this did not work
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