Access HDD when connected to another PC?
I've got a friends laptop to repair. I've determined that at least the boot
files are damaged. I've connected the hard drive to my own PC in an attempt
to recover the files from the drive. Unfortunately, my PC says that access
is denied when I try to browse the drive.
In the disk manager I can see the drive. I've gone onto the drive and
updated the permissions on all the files to allow full access for
administrators and users, yet I still cannot access the drive.
I know that the content of the drive is still there because I COULD see the
filenames zipping on the screen while the system was updating permissions.
(That shouldn't work if I don't have permission, should it?)
If I boot from an installation CD and try to access the drive from a
recovery console it asks for the password for that Windows installation. I
enter the only password that is on the laptop, but it does not work. There
is only one user on the laptop, so that SHOULD be the password.
Any idea how I can get onto the drive to recover the content?