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#1 rfgggg

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:50 PM

hey all...what im wanting to do is take my old 80 gig hdd (windows xp from old computer where ram stopped working...) and put it on to the new windows 7 one i have....

now i have connected all the cables and everything....then i went to disk management on windows 7 and it wasnt showing up there,,,or in device manager....so any thoughts? i just want to use it to get files off of it...

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:34 AM

Hello and Welcome to Bleepingcomputer. :thumbsup:

We would be able to assist you better if you could please specify whether your drives are SATA or E-IDE/PATA.

Also, any time a device such as a hard drive is installed, you have to enter your BIOS utility at boot up and have the BIOS recognize the drive is installed in the system, before attempting to access it with-in Windows.

The directions for entering your BIOS utility should be displayed in the POST screen at boot up. It could be DELETE or F1 or F2, watch the POST screen for the correct key to press.

Hope this helps you.

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#3 rfgggg

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:17 PM

well there both sata....and i know how to geet to my bios...its delete...i know that cause i looked it up cause on systemax computers they dont say a thing bout that...but any ways...bios doesnt say anything in there bout another drive being hooked up...its shows non detected or something like that...and i know the harddrive works...and yes it has stuff on it and it has windows xp put on it....

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:13 PM

Try another channel (connector on the motherboard) and see if you can get it recognized in the BIOS. If the computer doesn't recognize the drive in the BIOS windows has no way of seeing it.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:33 PM

ok ill try that next chance i get...if that doesnt work it might be my hard drive its self....cause this is like the 5th time ive tryed it......




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