Panicking!! Please respond- HD

By Send
Aug 28, 2006
  1. I am moving my slave hard drive from one computer to the other. It will remain my slave and my master will be a new, reformatted 80 gig hard drive. Will I have any problems sticking my slave in and having all my info? Thanks for the response.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    None that I can think of, I moved a slave drive between 2 server units and had to reassign the rights of the users, but I dont think you will have to do that as the server was running Win2K server not XP.
  3. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,645

    You might find that you will have to take ownership of some of your files in the new system, you will know when you find some files are now Read Only.Other than that there should be no issues, as long as there is no O/S on that drive.
  4. Send

    Send TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What do you mean "ownership"? How would I do that?
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,581

    you have to reset permission or ownership of drive in security advanced settings (XP pro)
    in XP home try on boot F8 safe and then you can get to security
    tick the box below that says replace permission on child objects
    go to tab (owner0
    see if it says administrators or has a strange number letter setting
    add you name if you are admin or add administrators
    remove other id
    some systems you will not have to do this
    as far as files should all be accessable as far as loaded programs you will have to reload
    your new OS has not put the programs in reg or listed any dlls they might need
  6. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Posts: 180

    Hi Samstoned,

    This same thing happened to me a month ago. Could you please explain (pretty please) step by step in lamen terms. I want to archive this for future use. I had to use a third party program because I couldn't find the answer.

    Thank you so much!

  7. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    I threw this together coz I feel it might help, it applies to XP although I think 2K is the same routine

  8. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Posts: 180

    Wow, thanks so much. You did a wonderful job.

  9. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Your welcome.

  10. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    You deserve an award for taking the time to do that.
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,581

    you beat me to it
    how about a short vid with clicks and a little talk
    I think I got one around this dump somewhere

    good work. great .book marked
  12. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    The webpage

    Hi all

    Thanks for the appreciation, it was a quick job which Is why it looks a bit rough, I'll tidy it up a bit tonight as I have some spare time,

    As for a video, If you can find that Samstoned let me know if not I could do one I think, It may include the actual fitting of a drive as well....errmm I feel a "Directors cut" in the making ....:D

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