I received a dead laptop with error ntoskrnl.exe corrupt. There is no working optical drive so unable to use recovery on laptop. I used an adapter and hooked up the laptop hdd on my desktop cpu. My comp. shows drive letters e: and f:. E: reads directory corrupt and unable to read disk, f: reads unformatted. If i hook up the laptop hdd by itself windows does not detect the hdd when booting from XP disc. If I am unable to access the hdd from second cpu is the laptop hdd bad. Can it be saved?