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Connecting a failed boot drive to new PC....

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Last response: in Storage
May 11, 2010 1:44:06 AM


I've been a victim of Stop error: 0x00000024.

After googling, learned its related to ntfs.sys corruption or something. Tried getting another ntfs.sys file from my friend with winxp and replacing it via ubuntu---but still would not boot into windows.

I have always used an antivirus---NOD32. It never showed any virus issues BUT I--for some reason--still suspect it is a viral/malware issue, as I have never done anything unordinary to the HDD, have always defragged, etc. I can still access all the files via ubuntu live (boot CD) but cannot boot to windows...

Anyway my question:

IF this is due to a virus, would i run ANY RISK by attatching the HDD to my freshly built rig in order to copy:

music (mp3s)
my documents folder (no programs installed in it AFAIK).

And then removing the drive?

The alternative is to use an external hdd via ubuntu--but my external is pretty old and crappy(heavy 80gb using an external power source!), have had issues with data not being transfered correctly as well...

I just don't want to copy the files only to find out my new pc is now infected with some virus as well..

Thanks for any input!

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a b G Storage
May 11, 2010 3:05:36 AM

you'll be fine just be sure to scan the all the files before you transfer them