Retrieving network info from dead pc.

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a customer's computer that the motherboard/cpu died and won't boot any more. They decided to replace the pc with a new one. The old computer was on a network with mapped drives to servers and printers. Is there a way to find what those mapped drives were if I slave the old harddrive to the new pc? Or maybe some other way someone can think of? The systems have WinXP Pro on them.
Question by:casual1
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    Expert Comment

    Try booting off of the HD in a different PC and log in as the user and record the necessary information.

    Author Comment

    That's way to much of a pain.
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    Expert Comment

    The information is stored in the registry.  You have to bring the machine up to a workable state to get the information.
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    Accepted Solution

    I wonder why those users don't know what drives they use. Otherwise, it has to be documened somewhere.
    Anyway: to read out a dead regsitry (the connection is stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network), read
    The file to be loaded is ntuser.dat in the profile of that very user.

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