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    Accessing old registry files on a 2nd hard drive that used to run XP?

    If you have 2 hard drives running (one running XP, and one that used to run XP but won't anymore because of new motherboard) how can i access the registry on the hard drive with the old version of XP?

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    Unless there is something that I don't yet know, changing out a motherboard shouldn't keep you from accessing that drive. Something else is causing your problem. Give us some more info including both MBs, HDs, etc.
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    I went from an Abit motherboard to an Asus motherboard, and Xp wouldn't boot off of that drive anymore. I can still access the files on that drive though if i slave it. Is there a way to access the old registry files that way so i can export my outlook express message rules and account info?
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    did you have file security on that drive before because if you did and reinstalled on another pc that could have locked you out.



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    Since you know that you can slave the drive, I would backup data files to the new drive and the format the old one
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