Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:17 PM
Hey, first time poster here, I have a bit of an issue that I can't quite seem to find help for.
My SATA drive crashed on me a couple weeks ago, saying there was no boot device available or whatnot when I tried to boot up with that drive. So I bought a new SATA drive, am all set up with XP on the new one, almost back to normal, but I still want to get my past 6 months of pictures and whatnot off of the old SATA drive.
When I hook it up in one of the alternate SATA plugins on the motherboard and hook up power and cables to it, I don't really know what to do from there. People keep saying in forums you have to format it for XP to recognize it as a partition/drive, but obviously I can't format it or I'd lose everything.
So I'm booting off the new drive just fine, just trying to access the information on the old one that I THINK is set up correctly as a slave sort of... but I can't tell if I have it set right. It doesn't show up as anything in My Computer, and I can't tell if it's detected in the BIOS or whatnot.
But if anyone has some suggestions that are clear and easy to follow, I'll be around and hopefully get this fixed in a jiffy! Thanks a lot,