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#1 stang90

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

So i just built a new computer, but i want to back up the old files from my previous computer. so im booting off a 160GB sata hard drive, and the old hard drive is 80GB IDE. But my new computer wont recognize my old hard drive. i read some where that theres i jumper combo for non ATA compatible hard drives, but that didnt seem to work

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:05 PM

Hi,

Is it reconized in bios? Also what is the operating system you are trying to boot?

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:50 PM

If it is a single drive you should not need to set any jumpers. Leave it as single (or master in some cases).

If your cdrom drive is IDE the simplest thing to do is to temporarily disconnect the cdrom drive and attach the hard drive to its IDE cable. Otherwise you can connect your IDE drive to your motherboard with a standard IDE cable
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:32 PM

wow, thats hilarious, all i needed to do is unplug my CD drive. whats funny about this is that i took it to the computer store where i work to see if my boss could get it to work and he said there was no way to get the information off of it.

anyways, thanks guys :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:59 PM

omg you gotta be kidding me. i was looking through the files in the hard drive and it just disapeared. now i cant get the computer to detect it. i dont this theres a problem with the hard drive, it was working perfectly with my old computer

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:33 AM

FWIW: What is reflected in Device Manager? Can you post a screenshot from there?

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

Don't know if this helps but I usually put the old harddrive in a usb enclosure, not in the PC. Then use something like Paragon to backup/restore.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:15 PM

i really dont want to buy an external enclosure for something that "might work". do they even sell them for 3.5 inch ide any more?

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

yes they do and you can always return it.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:34 PM

Yes and they sometimes come with ide and sata connections. Depends what you buy. Invaluable at times I think.
For example only here is a list at Amazon; http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url...p;x=13&y=20

Spotted one for ide and sata. Search around for cheaper enclosures. I use them for cloning.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

ugh, forget it. i set the hard drive to master which got it to detect but if i try to go in it the computer just freezes up

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:32 PM

OK, forgotten. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:52 PM

Try jumpering the drive to cable select (CS) and set it on the furthest IDE connector on the ribbon cable (the end one)with nothing on the second IDE connector on the cable
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

Try jumpering the drive to cable select (CS) and set it on the furthest IDE connector on the ribbon cable (the end one)with nothing on the second IDE connector on the cable


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:48 AM

OK stang90 you sound confused and in turn are confusing the rest of us.

What you have is a newer computer to which are trying to connect an older hard drive, which is an ATA IDE drive which requires a IDE ribbon cable connected to the IDE port on the motherboard.

My question to you is, have you as of yet been able to access the files on this drive?

If not, please let me know and I will explain to you in easy to understand instructions on what you need to do.

I'll be watching for your reply.

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