NOTE: I have used the program "My Drivers" to back up a currently running operating system's drivers. But below I'm talking about backing up the drivers for another person's PC, whose (non-bootable) HD has been temporarily transplanted to my own shop PC, as a slave drive. I don't think My Drivers allows backing up that HD's drivers.
I'm working with an XP Hard Drive which will not boot. I have tried many things to fix:
What I want to know in THIS thread: Is there a way to backup the DRIVERS from that HD?
to be clear: I removed the problem HD from its PC and have temporarily installed it as a slave drive on my own shop PC (which can run either Win98 or XP). The data on the problem HD is still visible (I have to view it's content from MY own PC's OS), but I can't make the problem HD bootable on its own.
Of course I can back up my own Win98/WinXP drivers (from MY OS installations, on MY PC) using My Drivers.
But how do I back up the OTHER PC's drivers? They are ON THE non-bootable HD (currently acting as a slave HD on my PC).
In other words, if I want to back up the user data (from the problem HD to my HD), and then (on the problem HD) reformat the partition, reinstall XP, and copy the data back onto it --
I'd also need for the necessary motherboard / video / sound / other drivers to be installed on it. So that when I put the problem HD back into the ORIGINAL PC, it will recognize all the devices.
Is this possible?