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Can't access hard drive from dead laptop

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February 7, 2009 9:04:59 PM

My laptop died so I pulled the hard drive and converted it to and external USB drive. The problem I'm having is that I can't access it because I had set a user password on my laptop. Now whenever I try to access it from my desktop, I get an access denied message and nowhere can I find a place to enter the password to access it. So now I have a good working 2.5" external drive, but I can't access it to retrieve my old file.
February 7, 2009 9:19:30 PM

Sorry I didn't mention in the first post, but I'm using WinXP Home Ed.
February 8, 2009 3:07:18 AM

The password is probably set using third party software on the laptop. Load that software on the desktop and you can enter in the password. Hope that helps
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