Repairing while connected USB?

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    I attached a second SATA drive to my system and then it stopped working. The primary drive is a 60gb Mushkin Digital SSD.

    I tried to repair using the Windows disk however when I get to the point I need to type "R" to enter the recovery console, it tells me there is no drive present.

    So I am wondering if I can repair Windows while the drive is now attached to my other system (Win7 Ult. 64bit) as a USB external. I would like to try to repair the drive with the other computer.

    I can access all the data on the drive while it's connected via USB, but I don't know if I can do anything else.

    Please advise.
     
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    was it ever working on the xp?

    xp does not recognize sata drives unless the drivers have been loaded.
     
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    Yes it was working on the XP system and working well.

    I need a way to do a repair on the system/boot files from a Win7 Ult computer I think.
     
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    Any drive connected to xp can have checkdisk run on any drive.

    go to start > run, type in chkdsk X: /r and press ok,, X represents the drive letter you wish checked, insert your letter.

    if the drive is not mounted check disk will run immediately, if it is an OS drive it will prompt you to allow it to run at restart.

    As for Win7, I do not know, as I only run xp.
     
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