Hard drive failure
Posted on 2006-10-19
Just looking for opinions on this one. I have a machine that would not boot, giving various errors pointing to the disk failing.
I install a new drive, put Win2000 Pro on it and all is well. I then take the old drive and hook it up as a slave in order to try and get the data onto the new disk. This works and I can see the data on the old disk, but when I go into the documents and settings folder, the users profile folder is gone. The Administrator and All Users folders are there and are accessible.
So this leads me to my question, is the missing folder located on the "bad" part of the disk and is that why it can't be seen? If that is the case, I guess there is no way to recover that folder, correct?
Not sure I put this under the correct topic, feel free to move it if necessary.