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Trying to set up a Slave hard drive? Slave is questionable


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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:28 AM

Hey guys,

I have a Hard Drive that I set up as a slave today on another computer (YAY for me - Never did that before.) At least, physically, I followed the instructions and the comptuer still booted up properly. I removed the jumper from the slave (Seagate) and put the jumper on the primary on the right one, and then, hooked up the IDE (I think that is what it's called) and the power, and it came up as normal. In the BIOS, I set up everything on Auto.

*On a side note, this computer, that I bought used, always makes you hit f1 to boot up or f2 to setup - says that it cannot read the hard drive or something like that, but, always boots up.*

Anyway, windows comes up find, but, I only see the A drive and the C Drive (can't even see the CD drive, now that I think about it. (I think this computer has an incomplete version of windows on it.

What can I do to read/recognize/salvage/get data off this slave hard drive?

Thanks.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

Is the drive being recognized in the bios?
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#3 Jeremy James

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:39 AM

The only setting it gives me in BIOS is off or Auto. I don't think it even recognizes the main hard drive.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:42 AM

If its not recognized in the bios there's a jumper problem. If it doesn't get recognized in the bios windows doesn't know its there. What kind of drives are you working with?
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:48 AM

i know for a fact that the slave, which is potentially bad (Got a 0X0000000024 error message) is a Seagate. Not sure about the Other one. I followed the jumper instructions.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:58 AM

I would download the diagnostic software from segate and test the drive before proceeding. If its bad it can cause problems, and you'd be wasting your time.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

Weird thing - I downloaded it and it tested fine. I am not that familiar with SeaTools, but, on the short and long tests, it passed!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

Are you installing the drive on the same channel as the Cd/DVD rom drive or as the primary hard drive?
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

Not familiar with "channel" , but, trying to set it up as Primary Hard Drive 1 - there is a 0 and 1 option.

But, all the options are "Auto." The on 0, it recognizes the size of the good/existing ahrd drive in it.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:41 PM

Just attatch it to another computer...and move the data from the drive to another partition, optical device media, flash drive, etc.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

The channels are 0, and 1 your windows XP drive should be Master or primary on Channel 0. Your second drive should be Master on Channel 1 and your CD/DVD rom drive should be Slave on Channel 1.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:07 PM

It's fixed = set it up as a USB enclosed hard drive - it's good now!

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:11 PM

Thanks for your solution and glad you got it working. :thumbsup:
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