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#1 JamieH

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:00 PM

OK, so I had an 80GB drive inside an enclosure, and I wanted to upgrade it to a 250GB, so I did.
I turned on the enclosure, I can hear it spinning up, and the enclosure's light goes green, I thought it would work.

It didn't.
After about 5 seconds, the green light became orange (It usually flashes orange during disk activity)

I don't see the drive in My Computer, so I went to Device Manger.

"No drivers are installed for this device. "
I go to install the drivers, and it just sits at that bloody "Please wait white Windows installs the software..." screen. Overnight.

This drive worked great until I moved it from inside my PC, to the enclosure.
The worst part is that I moved all my stuff onto it!

STUPID PIECE OF CRAP!!! I'M GOING TO KILL YOU, YOU BLASTED HARD DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please help me, PLEASE!!

Edit: OS is Windows XP, and I tried plugging the drive into my HP laptop, but still no banana.

Edited by JamieH, 23 May 2008 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:53 PM

A lot of enclosures aren't the most sturdily built. Try putting the other drive back in it to see if the enclosure is not the culprit
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:16 PM

A lot of enclosures aren't the most sturdily built. Try putting the other drive back in it to see if the enclosure is not the culprit


The enclosure works fine with the old drive, though.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:34 PM

Well...if you remove the drive from the enclosure and attach it as a non-boot drive directly to the motherboard...what happens?

If the drive behaves properly if connected by IDE cable...it's the enclosure.

You did format this drive before using, right?

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:38 PM

Well...if you remove the drive from the enclosure and attach it as a non-boot drive directly to the motherboard...what happens?

If the drive behaves properly if connected by IDE cable...it's the enclosure.

You did format this drive before using, right?

Louis


Yes, and I put all my stuff on it.

When I plug it into my computer, it hangs at the POST screen, saying "Detecting Secondary Slave..."

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:40 PM

Hi JamieH,

If you're enclosing an IDE drive, make sure to set its master/slave/cable-select jumper in accordance with the instructions provided with the enclosure. Check the jumpers on the hard drive that you originally had in the external enclosure.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:06 AM

I fixed the problem!
The enclosure was the problem, apparently it doesn't support drives over 137GB (Piece of crap)
When I tried to put it in the computer the first time, I forget to move the jumper (I'm so stupid)

The funny part is that the answer came to my at 3:30am!
I couldn't sleep because I thought that all my stuff was gone, but then it instantly came to me! "I forget to change the jumpers!"

I bought another enclosure, and now I'm happy!!

Thanks for all your help!

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:34 AM

We're happy that you're happy :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:00 PM

Glad you figured it out. I wonder if you had partitioned the drive into smaller multiple partitions, if the old enclosure would except the drive. Anyway, just a thought. Way to go :thumbsup:




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