Yes you can.
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This is the situation. I am doing a consulting thing for someone, he had some e-mail trouble... so after rebooting (yeah for him knowing to try a reboot first!!) it still doesn't work. So what is the next thing he tries to do. REINSTALL WINDOWS 2000!!!!!! WTF, why do decide to do a reinstall after having e-mail problems!!!
Anyway so after, starting up the greatest distro, Knoppix, I check the HD and see that the file structure is still good!! Yay! Not so much, after trying to copy his My Documents folder to a thumb drive, another GREAT invention, I just bought the whole thing stalls! So my thought is that there are bad sectors on the HD.
Does anyone know if I can just stick a HD (used to be a windows 200 machine, so ntfs formatted) in an existing Windows 2000 machine and have it do its check disk utility on the newly inserted HD?