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How to properly read a hard disk drive


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#1 endymion33

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:34 PM

I am trying to read this HDD that used to be on another CPU which is the HDD that loaded the system. When I connect such HDD to the extra slot on the tower, it gives me a boot error message before it even loads windows. It says to connect the proper boot disk instead and restart the engine. It makes sense since both HDD are trying to boot the system but I just want to read this old HDD to see if I can save some data from it.

I am thinking this may have to do with the positioning of the jumper blocks but I have no idea.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:50 PM

I am thinking this may have to do with the positioning of the jumper blocks but I have no idea.

The main drive [C:] needs the jumpers set to Master and plugged into the end of the ribbon cable
The Slave drive needs the jumpers set appropriately to slave


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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:51 AM

I Think Default Settings Of Hard Drive Is Also Master Drive.We Just Use jumper Settings For Converting The Drive Into The Slave Settings

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I set both correctly, one to master and the other one to slave (based on what the HD said right on the side of the jumpers' position, just noticed it) and the master HD to the last of the ATA cable switches and last of power supply and it still gives me this error in DOS while loading:

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The message says I canceled network boot with keystroke but if I let it run, it gives me the same final error.

Edited by endymion33, 04 March 2010 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

Do you have the hard drive set as the first boot device in the BIOS?
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

Do you have the hard drive set as the first boot device in the BIOS?

:thumbsup: I dont think so but honestly, I have no clue.

If I change it to the hard drive as the 1st boot device, will it inflict into doing a system-restore in the future or I should change it back to the CD-ROM to leave it as it was?

Right now I am on my laptop, when I get home, I will check that out.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:32 PM

This is what I see on the BIOS settings:

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So now I see that I have to change 'First Boot Device' to Hard Disk but I was wondering, if the FBD is CDROM then the SBD is Hard Disk, why doesn't go straight to Hard Disk as usual if I set the other hard disk (the one I am trying to view) to slave? (Boot hard disc is set to master)

Also, why is the 'Hard Disk Boot Priority' not installed? How can I install that?

edit: I went ahead and changed the first boot device to hard drive and after saving and restarting same problem happens.

Edited by endymion33, 04 March 2010 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:27 AM

I think that you should check settings and should set the booting from bios or USB port.Sometimes it happens because of our computer starts its boot process with its regular way.Please reply here after checking this solution,If you get any more solution that please let me just aware about it..

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:48 AM

I think that you should check settings and should set the booting from bios or USB port.Sometimes it happens because of our computer starts its boot process with its regular way.Please reply here after checking this solution,If you get any more solution that please let me just aware about it..

That didn't work, same screen comes out. It can't find a boot disc.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:23 PM

You need to disable Network Boot Priority
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:34 AM

You need to disable Network Boot Priority

These are the current settings:

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My main boot HD is set to master and the HD I've been trying to view is set to slave. When I run the machine, this is what I get and does not go any further:

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It only reads the slave HD, I can hear it.

I also tried setting second boot device to HD but same deal.

btw, 'Network Boot Priority' cannot be changed.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:23 AM

Double-clicking on any line item in the BIOS...will reflect the options for said line item.

Click on Network Boot Priority...what are the options listed?

Make the hard drive...your 1st boot option.

Make the optical drive...your 2d boot option.

Make network...your 3d boot option.

Save the settings.

FWIW: Sometimes when the CMOS battery needs to be replaced...the system defaults to the network boot option. A new CMOS battery costs less than $5. The fact that you cannot change CMOS settings...leads me in this direction.

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