A few months ago I managed to make my pc unbootable while trying to fix a problem installing a video card. Details of this problem are here ..... http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21613182.html
I don't think the contents of the drive were damaged - it was just unbootable. I bought a new drive, installed Windows XP Home SP2 on it, eventually got the new video card running and all has been well ever since. Now I would like to access some of the files on the old drive so I re-installed it as slave to the new drive. In 'My Computer' I can see the old drive listed as Local Disk (E:) and I can open it and its 'Documents and Settings' - but that's as far as I can go. If I try to open my old username folder, access is denied.
I was the administrator and sole user of the computer then, as now and Windows was password protected with the same username and password I am using now. I have tried sharing the folder and even Drive E itself but I just can't get in. The folder I am trying to access also has the same name on the new drive. Surely the old drive should be accessible ...... How please?