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Secondary Hard Disk Says Not Formatted

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#1 Ollyno1uk


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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:36 PM


I have an xp pro machine that works fine.

I have an old hard disk from an XP home machine that I need tot kae some files and photos off of.

When I hook it up as a seconday drive the system it says disk is not formatted.

Is there something I may be doing wrong or is there a fault?

Thanks in advance

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:55 PM

Did you bother to check Disk Management to see if the drive is listed there?

Does the drive appear properly (size, parameters) in the BIOS...and My Computer/Explorer?

Are the jumper settings for all drives correct? If one uses C/S, then other drives on that cable must also be set to C/S. If the drive previously was set at Master on one system, then it cannot be set at Master on a different system with a Windows install of its own. One Master, One Slave per IDE cable, unless you are using C/S settings for both.


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