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Old 12-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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Man, i pluged in an old hard drive i found with what i thought was my test drive (Turned out to be my real drive) and it somehow deactivated my windows from the other drive. I was able to re-activeate it thankfuly.


If anybody knows what would do this and how to fix it, it would be aprecheated because i would like to format the drive i found to run linux.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Any major change in hardware and windows will recognize it and make you reactivate for some reason. It's really silly. The HDD you found at the dump should be installed without plugging in the other HDD.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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Thx... Ohh and i tryed it by itself and it starst to boot Win 98 but dies in the prosess. I retryed hooking it back up and the drive says it has a single .exe file that is 0KB but the entire drive was about full.

I unpluged it and pluged it back in and it had about 5 folders that made up about 50MB but the drive had about 7Gigs used space....Weird.
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