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Question: Slave hard drive document recovery

I hooked up my old laptop hd to my desk top to recover some files on it. but in the owner portion of my documents it says that my acess is denied. is there anyway to retrieve these documents?

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Preferred Solution: Slave hard drive document recovery

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: Slave hard drive document recovery

http://forums.techguy.org/t420718&highlight=ownership.html

Also note that if you take ownership of the folder while it is connected to the desktop system, you will lose ownership when it is placed back into the laptop.

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hi guys. the external hard drive, here at work, cannot be detected by any of the computers. my thoughts are that the data was wiped clean. i've removed the hard drive from the case and installed it onto my computer as a slave drive. a) how can i view if these files still exist. and b) if they are missing, can you recommend a software recovery program?
 

Answer:Solved: external hard drive/slave drive recovery

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So I can have the extra space. How can I do this?
 

Answer:New computer, old HP hard drive as slave. Want to delete recovery partition.

You can use Disk Management to delete the partition and then create a new partition to use: http://www.tyan.com/support_download_cpu2.aspx?socketid=20
 

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I have a laptop with a crashed hard drive. I bought a USB to SATA/IDE Adapter to copy the documents from the hard drive so I can reinstall Windows. The repair option will not work. There is a user on the hard drive that was password protected, and I can't access those files. Is there any way I can gain access to those? The computer will not start so I can't get in to change the password.

Thanks for any help you can offer!
 

Answer:Hard Drive Crashed - Document Recovery

Sometimes you can do a fresh install of Windows on a new HD, add the same user name and install the same password. Then add the second HD and try accessing the protected folder.

If windows just wont allow you to access the folder on the second drive but it wasn't password protected, booting a Linux Live CD such as Knoppix may be able to access the data.
 

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Any assistance on how to recover data off of my slave drive would be appreciated.

Slave drive not being recognized by the OS when I try to access via Windows Explorer. When I click on D: a window opens stating: "Disk in drive d is not formatted, do you want to format?", so I click NO.

I've checked the BIOS and shows up in Disk Management. Disk Management shows D Drive as Health (Active), but the HDD capacity and free space shows the same, 28.63GB or 100% free space. File system is blank. This particular drive has a FAT32 file system.

Have gone to DOS prompt for D: and get the following message, "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."

Called a couple of Data Recovery companies and was told if they could recover any data off of the drive that it would cost between $500 to $1,200. They mentioned the probability that the volume structure could be damaged. I need the data, but cannot afford that kind of money. Had no idea that data recovery would be so expensive.

If anyone has been through this and can assist please advise.

Thanks,
Logoman
 

Answer:Data recovery off of slave drive

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm
 

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I have important data on a hard drive which I want to recover to the new hard drive. I have removed the jumper and slaved it to my new hard drive. However in my computer, right clicking does not show the slave, nor does it appear in windows explorer, but it does show in device manager as being there and in good working order. I have tried it as a slave on both a win2000 prof. and winxp prof. service pack2 but I cannot acces any files. I tried running partition magic, and the drive shows up. I tried copying the partition to the new c drive but upon reboot the computer will not boot. That's not a problem as I can reinstall the operating system but how do I access the data?

Answer:Data recovery from slave drive

Before going into more complex solutions, I assume that you went into the CMOS and checked that your mainboard could "see the drive".Please be aware that the OS relies on the CMOS to "discover" the drives.If you haven't done this step, although quite simple, it could account for the plethora of problems you're encountering.If you have done this AND the drive was detected, then there could be a "clash" if the old drive and the new drive BOTH have active partitions. Use one of your tools - Partition Magic - to ensure that the "slave" drive does not have an active partition.

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Hi. As I'm unable to boot up my old computer and need some files off it I removed the hard drive from it and attached it to the 'slave' connection on a working computer's hard drive. The working computer boots up OK but having done this what program do I use to get files from the non working computer's hard drive?

Answer:How to copy from slave hard drive to master hard drive?

You don't need any special program.

Did you set the jumpers on the HDD to slave. If the HDD in your old computer was a master, the jumpers are probably set to master. You'll need to put the jumpers on slave if you are going to add it to an existing IDE cable as a slave. When you restart your PC enter the bios and see if the bios detects this new HDD. IF it does you should be able to enter your OS and it should be detected as a new drive letter.

Then just find your files and copy & paste to master HDD.

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Hello,
My master hard disk has failed and I have successfully replaced it with a
new one and reinstalled windows XP etc. Before the crash I had a second slave drive with some data I would like to keep on it. When I connect this drive, it shows up in disk management, but does not get assigned a drive letter. How can I get windows to assign a drive letter to the drive without formatting it and losing all of my data?
Both drives are IDE drives, the master is jumpered to cable select and is on
the master cable, the slave seems to have lost its jumper, or never had one,
but shows up in the bios as the secondary hard drive.
Thanks,
Richard

Answer:Get a drive letter for an old slave hard drive while keeping the existing data

In disk management did you first left click to highlight the drive then right click for assign or change a drive letter option?

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When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?

I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?

Thanks

I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

Thanks
 

Answer:How do I make a copy of my drivers onto a slave drive, when upgrading hard drive?

Yes sourceforge is safe.

That is where I get many programs myself.

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Hi, I have an issue, my main hard drive is about to die, and I need to try to copy it to my other drive so I can take it out and just use my other drive as my main drive and boot windows etc. from it.Is there a way to do this? I already have stuff installed on my second drive which I don't want to lose so I don't want to have to format it in order to install windows onto it.If there any way at all of just copying everything from my dieing drive to my other drive so I can just take my main drive out and use the other as a main drive.My main drive was a temporary replacement for my last hard drive that died, it is only 40GB IDE, and my secondary drive is  a 250GB SATA (if that helps) I am also running windows XP pro SP3.If you need any more info, I will do my best to tell you anything you need to knowThankyou in advance.

Answer:master hard drive dieing, can I copy it to slave drive?

http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/04/23/how-to-slave-hard-drive/

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Can anybody talk me through installing a slave drive on my gateway gm5483e motherboard model 945gct-m3 made by elitegroup also known as ECS
 

Answer:windows Vista sata hard drive slave drive

plvness,

It should be as simple as installing a couple of cables. Hopefully you've got a nice flat cable either with the new slave drive, or a spare with the motherboard: it's normally red, but can be other colours, about 1cm wide and 1mm thick. That needs to be plugged in between the drive and one of your SATA slots on the motherboard. They'll normally be black, and unlike most, will have a slight 'L' shape to them. If you get a torch on your motherboard, you should see SATA1 or SATA2 written very close to them. If you've already got a SATA drive, then it should be easy to spot, so just use the second port.

When you start the machine up, go into the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (it should come up with a screen just after displaying what graphics card you have / testing memory, telling you what key to press - normally F1, F2, F12, Esc or Del),

Then find your way to the 'Boot Order' section (sorry, not sure quite where it'll be for your chipset - but it'll be either on the first screen, or more likely a menu off of it), and make sure that it's still on your CD/Floppy/original drive first and hasn't swapped to your new SATA (it shouldn't have done, but some prefer a SATA drive by default to an IDE).

Any probs or questions, please come back. You'll do fine!

Rich.
 

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Having problems with hubby's main computer which we use for music (dj). There are 2 hard drives. C and J. can you do a recovery or reformat the C drive without hurting the J (slave drive)?
 

Answer:Solved: Recovery/reformat on Cdrive and not hurt slave drive?

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Right now, I'm running a 120GB NTFS drive and a 60GB NTFS for windows usage.

I have an 80GB for Linux.

I'd like to add another 12GB FAT32 drive, that can be used on both Windows and Linux, but I don't want to give up my 60GB NTFS slave for windows usage. I'd like to add the 12GB to my two NTFS drives, and when I boot up Linux from that 80GB I can use the 12GB on there as well as it's secondary.

Is it possible to run two slaves? I was considering putting the second slave on my slave slot of my Secondary Channel (CD-ROM drives)...but when I did this, my primary channel was not found!

Does anyone know how to do this? Run XP with 3 Hard Drives (non-RAID).

Really, it's not an XP issue, more, a motherboard issue....can my motherboard use 3 hdd at one time.....

thanks guys.
 

Answer:Can I have a 2nd Slave Hard Drive?

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I have installed a new SATA hdd (WD) to act as a slave. It is seen in the Bios but once in XP it is not seen.

Wonder if anyone has any ideas??

Thanks
 

Answer:Not seeing slave hard drive

Is it seen in Computer Management, Disk Management. This is in Control Panel, Administrative functions.
If it is seen there, but not in My Computer then you will have to follow the procedure in Disk Management.
See this
If Windows is recognizing the drive, there will be an entry for it - and it will show up in Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Disk Management.
If the drive is not partitioned and formatted yet it will not show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer - you can do that in Disk Mangement
 

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This is a complicated question and I will try to get it right.  Background: My old hard drive was acting up-rebooting over and over again.  My computer was a few years old so I decided to buy a new computer and then take my old hard drive out of the old computer, put it in the new computer as a slave, and then retrieve all of my important data from the old one simply by copying to the new computer's hard drive.  I would then reformat the old drive and use it for storage, etc.  I got the new computer, an HP with XP pro, a dvd burner, media slots, usb 2, IEEE 1394, and a 150 gb  hard drive.  It works fine.  I tried to put the old hard drive in the computer jumpered as a slave and in the slave position on the cable with the DVD as master.  when I try to boot the computer it goes to my old drive first to look for an operating system and starts rebooting over and over again as it did before when I had  the drive in my old computer.  I tried putting the drive on a seperate flat cable as slave but it was looked at first for a system there too.  I have verified that the jumper is in the right place on the drive but it won't act as a slave.  the computer keeps going to it for a system before going to the good hard drive in the new computer.  What am I doing wrong?  How can I make my old drive into a second drive without erasing it and losing all my data?

Answer:Getting my old hard drive to act as a slave.

Is the hard drive in the new computer a SATA drive? Run Everest Home and post the report you can run so we will know detrails about all of the hardware. That is the best way to get an intelligent response.http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

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K I bought this 250GB (YAHOO) HDD drive... it's western digital... I wanna install it so that it's a slave drive..... so then I followed the instructions... I was provided with a jumper which I placed on the HDD Western Digital drive in the "slave position".... then I used the cable/ribbon they provided me (it was 3 thingy heads... the things that you place into a HDD... sry dun know name)... anywayz the middle one according to the manuel was to be connected to the slave... and the one side to the master and the other side to the motherboard..... next I rebooted my computer... but this is what I got: "Disk Boot Failure... Insert System Disk and Press Enter".... so I placed the CD ROM provided by western digital... pressed enter... took a while to read... chickened out and shut off my computer... now here's the thing... I believe my computer should have recognized the drive so I shouldn't get this error... and as for the CD ROM western digital provided I should only use that to install the drive right... that's after my system has detected the new drive right... so hmm what's wrong lol?
Ciao o_O

Answer:Slave Hard Drive Help!

Sounds to me like you did everything right (even the chickening out part).

Your original drive might not have had it's jumper set to master, even though that sounds kinda far-fetched. Or, the slave jump wasn't right. (I kid you not, I've sworn I did it right, only to find I was off to one side or the other)

I say that because that message seems like the computer read the unformatted western digital and thought "hey, no can boot to this!"

Your new hard drive is not formatted yet.
The CD is used for that, but other ways exist also.

If, for instance you were to unplug the original drive ...
Use just the new WD 250MB hard drive.

The OS is gone, and so you'd have to load it on.
To do that, you'd have to format it. partition it, and then you could
load the windows onto it.

If you have a windows CD, then all that could be done.
A fresh load.
If you think ahead, you make three partitions at the point in the "pre-loading"
that asks you what you want.
You say:
A primary partition of 20GB.
It does it, and then you are back to that screen to make another decision.
An extended partition, this time.
Say, 30GB. It does it.
(You also had to say to those DOS questions, use the large drive option, since 250GB is more than the 30GB max for "small drives", but you only say that once)

One more time, and you make the rest of the drive (about 200GB) the second extended partition.

Not exact in my examples, but close.

Now, you have a ... Read more

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I recently bought a Seagate hard drive (160 gigs) model # ST3160023A and have installed it into my computer. Computer has apparently formatted the drive and it shows up on the device manager of my Windows XP platform, but despite running through a ton of programs that all say that the drive is present and working perfectly, I can't access it to use it. It doesn't show up on my Windowss explorer function.

I have used Seagate's software to try and remedy this, but to no avail and using the add hardware function of Windows XP doesn't work (it says that another installation is underway and two installations cannot occur simultaneously; this is a problem that has existed for a year on my computer).

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Need help with new slave hard drive

Sounds like it aint been assigned a Letter, try going to Disk management in Computer mangement and assign it a letter , also if you have a copy of Powerquest partition magic you can use that to assign ...
 

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Can see my Slave Hard DriveGuys,I also need help with a similar situation.I just change my primary HD to a new SATA hard drive. I always had a slave in my computer. This slave is a regular 30gb IDE HD.I loaded Win XP Pro on the new SATA hard drive and it works great. The issue that I have is that Windows does not see the old IDE HD. I do see it in the bios and it is enabled but looking in Disc Management or My Computer does not show up.Is there anything that I did wrong or is there anything that I should do?Please Help!!

Answer:Can see my Slave Hard Drive

How is the slave connected to the motherboard? You may have to connect the slave to any CD/DVD IDE cables.

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I have two hard drives on my computer. the primary hard drive is almost full, but my slave hard drive has a lot of space left. All the stuff (like pictures and new programs) automatically save to the primary hard drive. Is there a way i can make the slave hard drive to save all stuff and have the primary hard drive just for the OS. I already tried making the slave primary, but the computer don't recognize it (maybe it doesn't have windows xp). Also... if i cut folders (like installed games) from "program files" folder from my primary hard drive and paste on the "program files" of my slave hard drive.. will that affect the program? if you all need more details let me know..thank you!

Answer:Need help with slave hard drive

in windows explorer move the files over

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I have 2 PC's with two seperate hard drives both with a lot of data on them. Can I set one as a slave and install it in the first machine.
So when I boot the machine the second hard drive will show up as an extra drive and I can retrieve docs from it and store them back to there??? Basically what I want to do is use the one PC but keep the data on the 2 hard drives seperate.
Or will I have some issue with programs working using the second drive?
 

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Question: Slave Hard Drive

I have a small issue guys..

I have a Seagate 40 GB HDD and i wanted to install a WD hard drive (40G)..
so i set both drives to the Cable Select Jumper (please give me suggestions for this) and install the drive as the slave on the same IDE cable...
I boot the comp up and i check the BIOS.. everything seems good as the IDE config saw that the WD drive was installed as the slave..
WIndows boots up.. and it doesnt recognize that there is a drive there.. so i right click on My computer and use the disk management thingy.. which doesnt see it either.. i dunno what to do.. lol its killin me
I also tried switching the jumpers (i put the seagate as cable select and the WD drive as Slave vice versa and more lol)

Im pretty sure its not damaged cos BIOS recognizes it (i dunno if this means that)

another question.. if installing ram... like i have RDRAM and if i have two samsung 64 MB modules.. will it matter if the 2 new 128 sticks are simpletech? like is there an issue with brands and stuff? im matching the Non-ECC so yea..

THanks guys.. any help and tips will be much appreciated
JJ

Answer:Slave Hard Drive

set the hdd with your OS as master and the new hdd as slave and see if that works

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Question: slave hard drive

Ok i put all my old things on a 4gig hard drive then i put windows 98SE on a 80gig and i tried to hook the 4gig up as a slave. It won't show up on my computer or it won't find it when i run find hardware I know i got the jumper set right and the ribbion works fine
 

Answer:slave hard drive

IF you're sure on your jumper settings with the boot drive as master and the 4 gig as slave and have changed the data cable, then are both drives recognized in BIOS? If yes do they show up in device manager? Where did the 4GB drive come from?
 

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Hello,

I just bought a new hard drive for my pc, seagate 80 gig, to slave off my master hard drive.

I have my jumper settings correct and have installed. I am running Windows XP Pro. I have never done this before, but was expecting to see my new drive under My Computer and be able to format it here. When I go into My Computer I do not see my new drive, but I can see it under Drives in Device Manager as the model number, ST380011A. Windows says this device is working properly.

I guess I should have looked into this a little before actually doing, but is there any information out there that will tell me how to format, acess and begin using this new drive?

Thanks!
 

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Question: slave hard drive

I have a hard drive that I have partitioned into C,D,E,F. I installed a slave HD and it became the D drive, which of course is causing problems for my shortcuts. Is there anyway to make the slave become the G drive? Thanks for any assistance.
 

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I'm trying to set up an old hard drive from a 486 computer onto a pentium 4 as a slave to retreive old data. How do I go about this?
 

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Question: Slave Hard Drive

I was recently trying to recover files from my buddies hard drive that i believed to be corrupted by attaching it to my pc as a slave. I unplugged my current slave and was able to recover some files from his hard drive. Although when i rebooted and plugged my slave back in and booted up the OS didnt see the hard drive; but the bios did. I can also see the hard drive in the device manager just not My Computer. How could would i fix this. my os is XP.
Thanks.

adam
 

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HiyasOld pc... 96MB RAM :-( 40GB pentium 166 Win98SENew(ish) pc... 512MB RAM 40GB intel celeron 1.8Ghz WinXP HomeI've just acquired the 'new' pcIs it possible to somehow remove win98se from my old hard drive then use it as a slave to the newer one, keeping all my documents/programs/stuff etc. intact?Or is WIN98 uninstall unnecessary?Or is there a far easier way to go about things?Anyone got any clues?Much appreciation & thanks in advance.I'm going out now, but I'll check back tomorrowCheersSkulk

Answer:Old hard drive as "slave"?

No probs - just slap it in.Done the same with a donated P11 for my daughter.Took the drive from her old P1 and slapped it inNow a slave with all her suff on it.Dont forget to change the jumper thoughj

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Question: slave hard drive..

How do you install a programme (paint shop pro x)on to a second hard drive(slave) on x.p. and any future programmes???

Answer:slave hard drive..

Install on the Slave drive.

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Question: Slave hard drive

Hi all,

Can anyone please help?

I have an 80GB slave hard drive in my Windows 2000 system were all files are visible.

I remove that hard drive and slave it onto a Windows Pro system.

Can anyone tell me why it is that the drive is identified but cannot be read?Message reads this drive needs formatting. The files are important so this cannot be done.

Thanks,

Chippy2
 

Answer:Slave hard drive

Are your jumpers properly set so that your main drive is Master or Cable Select on the first plug, and your slave drive is Slave or cable select on the second plug?
Are you using Windows 2000 Service Pack 4?
Your "Windows Pro system" is what? Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000 Professional?
 

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I had a dual boot Fedora/XP machine using GRUB. I installed PCI Card recently. Then restarting I go to a screen with GRUB on it no cursor and no options. So I download and use Super GRUB. Since I wasn't using Fedora I decided to boot only Windows XP. XP came up but I can't get to my second hard drive which use to work just fine. I checked the BIOS and the BIOS isn't seeing it and checked Disk Management and didn't see it there.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
 

Answer:Not Seeing Second/Slave Hard Drive

If you right click on "My Computer" and then select properties, you'll see the system properties window. Under Advanced settings->Start up and Recovery, click on the Settings button. From there you can modify the text file that lists your OS to see the aditional partitions/drives. Try not to mess it up!
 

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I wish to fit a new hard drive in my iMedia 4605 and have been told it is easier to install it as a slave to my original hard drive but I don't know where to put it as the HDD bay on my computer has only space for one. All external bays are in use.

Answer:Where to put new slave hard drive

If you've got a spare 5" drivae bay you should be able to pick up a spacer or a caddy and fit it in there, if your cables will reach. You may need to juggle things a bit.I've seen a drive mount made from a couple of elastic bands and 2 pencils so that's an option if you get stuck.

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Question: slave hard drive

Windows XP HOME. I want to instal a second hard drive as a slave. I intend to partition the slave drive. As it will be a slave, should all the partitions be made secondary ones, or does the new drive have to have one primary partition? I have no intention of ever loading an additional OS. Is there a recommended formatting utility other than Fdisk please?

Answer:slave hard drive

Go to Start-run-type in diskmgmt.mscYour slave drive should show up here,you can then partion and format here.If you then click on the Help tab then help topics and have a look through.

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Question: Slave Hard Drive

I have a Pentium III 500 running win 98. I want to install a secondary IDE slave hard drive. I changed the pins to the slave configuration and set my bios to auto detect (i think). Anyway, when I boot my system it shows that it recognizes the drive but then it gives me an unable to read c: drive. If I remove the drive and only leave my c: drive it works. I want to run Norton Ghost to make a duplicate of a failing hard drive. Can anyone give me some pointers?

Aloha
 

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I am trying to connect a hard drive (as a slave) that is damaged in order to run some data recovery software on it. I haven't done this before so please excuse any stupidity. I connected the drive to the middle plug on the IDE cable (between the original drive and the motherboard) but when I start the computer nothing much happens. All I get is a message that the CD drives have been renumbered (from 2 and 3 to 3 and 4, so the new drive must be detected in some way) but then it says that there is no operating system found.

Could it be that the computer is trying to boot from the new drive instead of the original? Is there something other than the placement on the cable that controls this?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have an HP Pavilion 7936 PC & have run out of hard drive space. Can I put a larger hard drive in it as a slave? It has 40 GB & I want to put in a 250 GB Seagate. Thanks in advance for any info you can give me!
 

Answer:hard drive as slave

Yes, actually the less data you store on your C: drive the faster it will be, move your data to the larger drive, and have a more useful pc. Just be sure your 40gig is at the end of the ribbon, and the slave is the second on the ribbon, be sure to set jumpers on new drive to slave. ed
 

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I?ve two hd?s in my dell 8300, a 60gb that came with the machine and a IBM deskstar 82.3gb. I?ve put them both on the primary ide channel with the 60gb as device 0 and the 82.3gb as device 1.I cant set device 1 to dma which is really impacting the disk and machine performance. Device 0 shows ?device type auto detection, transfer mode dma if available? and the ?current transfer mode as ?ultra dma mode 2?. Device 1 shows ?device type auto detection, transfer mode dma if available? and the ?current transfer mode as ?pio mode?.I?ve looked around in the bios and cant find anything - what should I be doing?Any info would be great,Cheers, Jake

Answer:Cant set to dma on slave hard drive

Have a look here, it may help click here DMA availablity is somewhere in bios, but as 1 hd is enabled I don't think it's a bios issue.

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i reinstalled windows xp pro with my slave drive in [by mistake] after install i cant access my slave hard drive so i installed it again without it in now it shows up in device manager but i cant see it in my computer what do i need to do [ohh its a wd hard drive] thanks in advance
 

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My setup: 1X 80GB hard drive set as master and 1X 80GB hard drive set as slave.

Is there any way to have a folder on the slave automatically update itself whenever I alter a certain folder on the master?

Specifically, whenever I add/remove a file to a certain folder on the master, I want that file to also be added to/removed from a certain folder on the slave. This doesn't have to occur at the same time that I add it to the folder on the master drive, maybe whenever I run an "update/sync wizard", or even at shutdown would be fine.

Also, I would like to do this without downloading any new softare, if possible. If software is required to do this, hopefully that software is a free download.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Slave hard drive sync?

You can use a tool call syncback which is free.

you can change the properties of the folder on the master drive to point to the slave drive and then that will be current, is this what you mean?

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how do i set two hard drives one master, one slave and what do i install on this ?would the computer be faster ?what do i put on the master drive ? what do i put on the slave drive ?i got xp home, pIII with 1 ghz 384ramcan this be done, with a 30 gb & 80 gb

Answer:hard drive master/slave set up

Quote from: hmsam on September 09, 2007, 03:19:46 PMhow do i set two hard drives one master, one slave and what do i install on this ?would the computer be faster ?what do i put on the master drive ? what do i put on the slave drive ?i got xp home, pIII with 1 ghz 384ramcan this be done, with a 30 gb & 80 gb1)  Set the jumpers on the drive..one set to Master...one to Slave.2)  No...the computer won't be faster.3)  Anything your heart desires.4)  Wow!5)  Yes, it can be done.

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Hello, I'm getting very frustrated with trying to install a second hard drive as a slave.

I've looked at all of the jumper settings and rearranged them so that they meet the slave, but the computer is not detecting the hard drive. There are three different jumper settings that you can do. Also, when I boot up my primary hard drive is saying that it is connect as a slave, but i have it connected as a master.

I'm using the DiamondMax 9 Plus Hard Drive at 120 Gig

Thanks
 

Answer:Hard Drive Installation As Slave

Please post your OS.

Also besides Jumper Settings, the slave drive should connect to the middle of the ribbon cable. Did you check the jumpers on the orginal?

What does Disk Manager say, is it listed there? You OS may not see it until its formated. Start -> Run -> diskmgmt.msc
 

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This is a question a freind of mine posed to me, he doesn't have a net connection.

He installed an additional HD some time back and everything went fine and it all operated fine. Two days ago he reinstalled Windows 98 SE, now the computer recgonizes the 2nd HD, but Windows 98 Se doesn't, and it will not allow him to place a drive letter for it.
Has anyone experienced this before and is there someway to force Win98 to recognize it. BTW I think it was a Western Digital or something of that nature.

One last thought would it be possible to map it as a network file and make it work that way?
 

Answer:Slave Hard Drive not recognized

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Where can I get info on installing a second hard drive (slave). I have an E-machine running Windows XP Pro. Daughter is replacing her slave with a larger one and offered to give me her old one. She's having the new larger one installed for her, but I need to find out how to go about installing her smaller 80 gig (at present I only have a 20 gig) .
 

Answer:Installing slave hard drive

Here you go:
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm
 

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Ok so i got no help on my last post so if i put my laptop hard drive in my desktop ( i have the adaptor) can i install vista on to the slave if so how do i configure it to do so ??? do i just run the dvd disc and install on to the slave ??? what do i do??
 

Answer:Installing on a slave hard drive?????

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Previously, I was able to a seperate cable for each device since I was using an Serial ATA hard drive. I had the following set up:

+ DVD Rom through IDE
+ DVD Burner through a seperate different IDE (not master slave)
+ Hard drive through Serial ATA




I had a hard drive failure. I sent my old hard drive back to seagate, and it doesn't look like I will be getting my new one for a while. I bought an IDE (ATA) hard drive to keep me occupied. So... I must now put the DVD Rom and DVD Burner on master/slave.

How should I do this???

I was thinking of the following:

+ Hard drive through IDE cable #1 on its own
+ DVD Rom through IDE cable #2 as a master
+ DVD Burner through IDE cable #2 as a slave
+ (Second hard drive through SATA once it gets back).

Does this seem to be good enough?

Answer:Hard drive master/ Slave Set up

You have to set the hard drive as master/single as well even though it is on it's very own cable.

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I am currently having problems with my usb ports and think clearing my system and starting over may fix it. I have two hard drives on this computer. An OS hard drive and a storage drive(slave). I have alot of information on the slave drive that I would like to keep. I am trying to transfer it to my laptop via my wireless network but it is taking an extreme ammount of time. My question is if I put the same operating system on the same hard drive and connect the slave drive again will it ask me to reformat or will all the prior information still be there (like and external drive would work). Please advise and help me with this painful situation.
 

Answer:Question about a slave hard drive...

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Does the slave harddrive need an OS? If so, does it need to be the same as the OS on the master hard drive? Any other info on installing a slve drive would be appreciated greatly
TIA
Jerry

 

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Hi,I tried to format a slave hard drive by right-clicking it and choosing format but it says I must close down anything that is using/accessing contents of it. I don't have anything open that is accessing the contents if it and have disabled my antivirus. The desktop has nothing open but I still can't format it.Is there another way to reformat my slave drive?

Answer:How to format a slave hard drive?

I suggest you reboot your machine using the Windows recovery diskette..Then typing FORMAT D:(If this is your slave drive)..Be careful you don't format your c: drive

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Hi. typical noobish questions will insue..

ive had my old hard drive lying in a box for a while with windows 95 and some animations and games on it.
i want to put it in my new computer, keep the animations and format the rest.
I set the jumpers to slave, plugged everything in right and switched the computer on.

first : it makes a clicking sound, is it f**ked.
second: it didnt automaticly come up in my computer, how do i configure it to be recognised without formatting it?

it would be great if your solutions come atall and greater if there in super newb language thank you geeks! i love you!
 

Answer:installing slave hard drive

A bit more information on your system would help. Is it showing in Disk Management ?? control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management.
 

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I am trying to connect the harddrive from my old computer, as a slave to my new computer.I have connected it and it shows up in BIOS and device manager.Unfortunately it does not show up in "My Computer". After searching the forums I have tried all advice- I have made sure it is set as Auto in the BIOS. I have also gone to disk management and tried to change the disk letter but the option on the right-click dropdown menu is greyed out. (I can still change the drive letter of my master drive)Unfortunately I cannot format the drive because I need the information which is on it.Any help will be much appreciated,Thanks

Answer:Installing old hard drive as a slave on new p.c

If it's an IDE drive, have you reset the jumper on the drive, to set the drive as slave?

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Hi guys, I'm hoping someone can explain how to do the above.both drives have XP on & I need to extract the info on the old hard drive. I don't have a clue about "jumpers" etc etc. Thank, David

Answer:How to fit & configure a slave hard drive?

The jumpers are the little black (usually black) plastic clips that sit over two of a number of pins at the rear of the drive - next to the power supply input.Both drives should have a sticker on them that indicates the jumper positions. The jumpers short out connections that tells the drive what the configuration should be.Set the jumpers of one drive to the master position, set the jumpers on the other drive to slave position. Connect master and slave to the one cable from IDE socket 1 and boot up. If it does not work, swap the disk positions on the cable (different mobos have different requirements as to HDD position)Once you are in you should be able to copy the bits you need to the drive you are keeping,

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I am replacing my slave hard drive (20GB about 60% full)) with a 160 GB Western Digital - my master hard drive is 40GB.
What is the best way of moving the data from the old to the new - can I back up this drive on DVDs and then transfer it back to the new drive or is there a better way?
Running Windows XP S2 with P 4 2.4 and 1GB of Ram.
Any help would be appreciate before I try this.
Thanks

Answer:Replacing slave hard drive

Do you have enough room to put three hard drives into your system? If so, just put the third on in, transfer everything and then go in and take the 20 gig out. But let me ask a question? Why are you taking the 20 gig out? Is it bad? If it isn't bad, leave it there.

If you do not have room for a third one then backing up on DVD's or CD's are your best bet for anything you can't afford to lose. Liz

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Hey everyone and thanks for stopping by, Have to say I joined this forum community specifically for this issue and searched the forums for similar problems relating to mine but then again each one is unique to it's own system so I?ll stop rambling now

My pc (see profile for details or feel free to ask) was running fine a few hours ago then I tried a (gigabyte) bios update, which I thought was fine but during updating it froze so I had to terminate the program then restart. Once that happened the bios didn't come up at all and needed to restart again but luckily this motherboard is equipped with backup bios I think... anyway it came up again and that leads to my problem. My slave drive can't be detected! Both drives (160g) run on sata cables. I checked the bios settings to the best of my limited knowledge and didn't get far. Cables are all fine; device manager doesn't detect my secondary hard drive even after much uninstalling.reinstalling..Updating. ect. I?d very much appreciate any feedback as all of my applications are on the "undetectable" hdd, which I need fairly urgently,
Thanks in advance

Aussie.
 

Answer:Slave Hard Drive Issue

Have you tried disconnecting / reconnecting the data cable & the power cable on the 2nd SATA drive ? Do you hear the drive power up when you turn the system on ?
 

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I have a Tbird 950 with 528 meg ram at home. 8 gig hard drive. Win 98
I run Autocad on this (draw houseplans, and solid modeling, etc)
Just got a dig camera and daughter has loaded bookoos of pics of grandbaby.
I burned them to cd, but after a few years, I'm running low on mem.
Was given a used 40 gig hard drive.
It has win 2000 on it. Can I use my 8 gig win 98 as master and the 40 gig win 200 as a slave?
Or do I need to reformat the 40 gig?
What do you suggest?

Thanks
 

Answer:Can I add a win2000 hard drive as slave

If the 40 gig with w2k was formatted in another system then its best to reformat it in the new pc for two reasons; one is compression errors because of hardware conflicts and the other is to enable the w2k boot loader to activate 98 on startup.
 

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Currently my computer has a 500GB SATA Hard Drive. How do I go about adding another 500 GB SATA Hard Drive as slave. On machines with IDE hard drive, one merely has to connect the slave to the same cable but SATA hard drive cables do not have a connector to connect a second drive. What then is the solution?

Answer:How do I add a second SATA hard drive as a slave?

On your motherboard you will have several SATA ports to connect your sata cable to. If you have - say 4, they will be designated Port 1, 2, 3, 4 Picture ClickHere Each sata drive will have it's own separate cable from drive to motherboard. The ports will be marked (very tiny writing) on the motherboard. Your present sata drive that you boot from will be plugged into port 1, which in Windows Computer Management, Disk Management will be shown as 'Disk 0' (don't ask why it's not 1) plug your slave sata into port 2 on motherboard and it will show in Disk Management as Disk 1 (ours is not to reason why...)
The Bios looks to find the first Sata drive that has a bootable op sys on it and boots into that.
For example on mine tonight I have got my W7 harddrive plugged into motherboard sata port 2 and my XP harddrive plugged into motherboard sata port 1. My pc boots up into XP.
When I swap cables round pc boots up into W7.
(I have mine set this way as don't want a dual boot setup, I wanted to keep them entirely separate but be able to access files from both harddrives no matter which I've booted from)

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i HAVE TAKEN MY OLD HARD DRIVE FROM MY OLD COMPAQ PRESARIO PENTIUM II AND ADDED IT TO MY HP PAVILION PENTIUM III AS A SLAVE WITH THE HP DRIVE AS MASTER.  THE HP RUNS XP PRO. THE COMPAQ RAN XP HOME.THE HP RECOGNIZES THE OLD DRIVE (CALLS IT DRIVE G AS WELL AS JUST INCREASING THE SIZE OF DRIVE C, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU ASK IT), BUT CALLS UP ONLY SHORTCUTS AND DIRECTORIES.  XP WILL NOT ACCESS THE PROGRAMS OR DATA FILES (SUCH AS THE EMAILS AND PHOTOS THAT I WANT TO COPY INTO MY CURRENT FILES).  MY AIM IS TO HAVE A SECOND DRIVE AS A BACKUP AFTER COMBINING THE FILES.HOW CAN I GET XP TO GO TO G: AND ACCESS (AND COPY) THE FILES THERE?APPRECIATE THE HELP!THANKS, BILL

Answer:ADDING A SLAVE HARD DRIVE

First off lose the ALL CAPS thing. You will not be able to run the programs installed on the slave drive. The critical components to make it run as well as the registration have never been loaded on the PIII.You can use Explorer or My omputer to manually copy the files you want to any destination you want.

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PC was initially refusing to boot, kept getting the windows was unable access etc message.Nothing worked,safemode,etc nor could I get anywhere booting from the CD (XP Pro)- it also strangely wouldn't give me the option to repair. So as there is unfortunately some data and emails that have not been backed up and needing them, I decided to install a new hard drive as the primary with XP on it and set the old drive as the slave so hoping to secure access that way. I can now see the old drive but when trying to open it I get a message saying that the disc in drive (f) is not formatted.Has anyone any ideas on how I can get access as there is some data that I would rather not lose.Thanks

Answer:Slave Hard Drive Problem

It Could be that the hard drive has packed in or that it can mount the harddrive disc

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My BIOS and Device Manager are detecting my slave but when I try to access it through "My Computer" it does not show up. I've ran through the troubleshooter and downloaded every update that windows update gave me and it's still not detected.

This is a fresh Windows XP installation. The slave drive was a primary drive on another computer and worked fine.
 

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I've just got a new PC complete. My friend installed the HD from my old PC into it to use as storage. I have bootable partitions in that old drive. My question is....if I copy the drive info from the old 'C' partition boot.ini and paste it into the new boot.ini on the new 'C' drive, will I be able to boot from the other hard disk, or will I have a crippled computer?

Thanks in advance :major
 

Answer:Bootable slave hard drive?

The old info will be inappropriate any any case.

Your boot.ini will include something like

.....multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0) partition(1).....

multi() stands for the hard drive controller on the mobo and shouldn't be altered

disk() is used for SCSI and again shouldn't be altered

rdisk() specifies the hard disk where the OS is located. Numbering starts at zero

partition () specifies which partition contains the OS. Numbering perversely starts at 1.

You will need a separate line for each bootable partition.
 

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can i use my old xp pro formatted hard drive on my new vista computer as a slave drive without losing any of my data or reformatting?

Answer:XP hard drive used as slave on vista

ATA drive / SATA ? either should.. I'd suggest once the drive is operable move the data off that drive to your Vista drive in temp folder.... once your convinced the data you want saved is in the temp folder then you can partition / format the slave drive then move your onto the slave drive.. eveyone has a different method how they wish to place their saved data... " note any programs on the slave drive will be lost"... if their vista compatable you can reinstall the progs.

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I need to install my old Maxtor (Diamondmax Plus 9 80 GB ATA) to try to recover some data. I installed a new Western Digital Sata hard drive with a sata cable but the other one was using a ribbon cable. Will that be a problem? Thanks.
 

Answer:How do I reinstall my old hard drive as slave?

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Hi:I have three hard drives, one master and two slaves. I also have only two unused IDE cables therefore I can only have two hard drives at once and not all three. The problem that I'm facing is that last time I opened my computer and changed the connection between the two slave drives and when I turned on the computer, on "my computer" I had the drive C (master) and drive D (slave). When I open D the drive was empty  well visually empty but physically full. Last time that I used it I remember it was full but now it is like the files are here but not here. I can't see them but when I right click on it and go to properties it gives me that the drive is full. Any help to get my files back would be nice.Thank You in advance.

Answer:Slave hard drive problem

And when you right click on that drive in My Computer and choose properties what is everything that it says? Were these slave drives originally formatted NTFS or FAT32? What version of Windows?

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Hi all,  In an old Dimension 2350 with Win 2000, the machine wouldn't start.  It seemed to hang at the Dell Screen.   With a little more prodding I managed to get the machine to go to Windows Recovery Console, but unfortunately, it was the end of the day - so I shut it down with plans to do some data retrieval in the morning.  No luck.  In the morning, I kept getting a 'Primary hard Drive not detected' or some error of that nature.  I went back to the Recovery Console, but this time got a message that Windows couldn't recognize the hard drive.  So, I grabbed another perfectly working Dimension 2350 and tried to set the bad drive up as a slave.  As far as I can see, the jumper settings are correct, the cables are secured.  If i remove the slave drive (remember, this is the drive that the first pc was not recognizing), from the BIOS settings, the machine boots fine with only the master.  When I set the BIOS to AUTO detect a secondary drive, the machine does not recognize either drive.   That's right, I get a message that says it could not detect Primary 0 or Primary 1.  I go into the BIOS and find 'Unknown' in both slots.   What about the bad drive, when BIOS is enabled to detect it, would be causing the detection of both drives to fail?  What could I be doing wrong?  The good drive in the good Dimension is a Maxtor.  The bad drive coming out of the other... Read more

Answer:Trying to Slave Hard Drive that other PC won't recognize

remove the jumper and see what happens

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HelloI have an HP Compaq desktop system that comes with recovery cds. I don't think I have the full Windows XP PRO software.Is it possible to install a slave hard drive into these systems?Would a portable external HD be better?I've installed hard drives into systems with the full xp software but not the recovery cd system type.Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Fitting 2nd/slave hard drive

It should make no difference, you can either install a slave or an external HD. Whichever you prefer.

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My original setup was Win98 and a 3Gb HDD.
I upgraded to WinXp and a 120Gb HDD
I also attempted a BIOS upgrade on the Net (but can't determine if it was successful or not) That's basically the only changes made to my PC.

With XP on the 120Gb drive the system works perfectly. However when I connect the 3Gb drive as a slave I get the following :

XP does not load
The message displayed is, "searching for boot record from floppy, cdrom, ide-0 not found, insert boot diskette in A and press any key when ready"

When I change the ide-0 to ide-1. I get the opening logo for Win98 which then changes to a long message about a missing device file, "vnetbios.vxd" followed by "press any key to continue" Where upon Win98 loads successfully!

So what's going on! Any ideas?
 

Answer:Hard Drive (slave) not seen in WinXP

Do you have the jumpers set correctly on each drive? Which IDE cable is each drive connected to?
 

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I hope you can help me in my problem I'm facing.

I really searched for it a lot and I tried ALL possible solutions which I found in most sites talking about this technical problem but still the problem not solved

I have explained the problem fully in the following address:

http://www.takamul.org/rami/Problem.htm

Thanks in advance,
Rami
 

Answer:WIN XP Pro is not finding my slave hard drive

this is because you have windows on TWO hard disks at the same time.

SATA drives are ALL master drives. 1 drive per channel.

Your OS is confused as to which drive is which and therefore defaults to channel 1.

The only solution is to format each drive and leave windows OFF one of the hard disks
You may lose data unless you swap out drives and move the data offline (like a zip drive, etc....)
 

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my slave hard drive shows at startup but in the bios it says not installed and does not appear in disc management in xp
 

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Hi all,

Recently I picked up a virus I couldnt seem to shake, and I had been wanting to get a second hard drive for quite some time, so I picked up a new Western Digital WD3200KS 320 GB Sata 2 Hard drive. I thought I had Sata cables, but I have IDE, so I also purchased a Rosewill RC-203 Bridge board. I installed the disk into the computer, partitioned it as one large partition, transfered my data to the disk, and formatted my 80GB WD hard drive. I reinstalled windows XP pro, and when Iwent to retrieve my data from the second hard disk, it was only showing 128GB. I found out I needed SP2 for it to see the entire drive, so I installed SP2, and now I have two partitions, one 128, one 170. However, when I try to acess either partition, it tells me that the drive has not been formatted yet, and asks me if I would like to format. Obviously, I dont want to do that since the whole point if the drive was to retain my data. I have tried shutting down, unplugging the dirve, restarting, then shutting down, and plugging it back in and I get the same thing. Im at a loss as to what the problem is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Josh
 

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I have bought a new hard drive and installed xp on it just to recover the data from my old crashed hard drive.Old hard drive also had a xp on it but were crashed with blue screen of death.After I have transffered most of the data and left window or program files untouched noticed that some of my programs still works if opened from progam folder.Just as if they are freshly installed in drive C of the new hard drive.Is it going to create any problems for me?Also the old hard drive (I have made it a slave one)is recoginzed by a master hard drive's OS as a seperate hard drive.So is it going to create any problem for my new drive if I run programs from the old drive that was crashed?I mean the OS was the same xp but with different key.It worried me bit as I don't want the present OS crash again.please note that the programs that are opening didn't cause any crash but it was the damaged adopter of the video capture card.
Please advise.Or should I just delete all the window and program folders from the slave drive or leave it as it is and keep on useing the working programs?Please help
 

Answer:something weird about the slave old hard drive.

Hi,

It's not a good idea, if you are able to reinstall fresh programs on the new, good hard drive, why would you need the old progams on the old, probably damaged, hard drive?

Often, during setup to install a program, it will "see" the other copy and refuse to install at all.... or, you would be breaking the License agreement, for some by installing it twice.

Some software will only work correctly or install at all, on Drive C on the main hard drive, or drive where Windows is located....since you are not booting up from the old copy of XP, probably that is how these programs seem to or do work....they are on a drive with Windows, just the drive is not the one booting up

Sounds like there was not all that much "broken" on the old drive....usually, XP boot files get corrupted or something, and users think there is no way to repair the problem...

You will find that only some programs will run anyhow...and, eventually you will get errors.

Getting updates for some software, could be a problem...and I am sure there are other reasons why it's not a good idea to run the way you are right now.

If there were programs that you cannot find the installer package for, perhaps we could help if you post the names of those programs, there are places that keep older versions, for freeware programs.

Of course, if they were ones you had to pay for, what often happens is they are no longer being supported or available anywhere- that does happen. Which is w... Read more

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i have a slave hard drive i got from a computer that got a new hard drive just put it and the hard drive has is partitioned into two parts how do i go about getting it back into one partition.
 

Answer:partitioned slave hard drive

Howdy,

If you don't have any data on it ....you can go to Windows Disk Management and partition and format it.

Go Start then right click on My Computer then Manage and on the left Disk Management and right click on the drive in Question
 

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The second hard drive installed was originally the master, until XP hung on a reinstall after an agp440.sys error, and since then the setup utility on the XP CD never saw the hard drive again. I got an identical replacement from dell (WD 120G) and formatted, installed a fresh copy of XP, then attached the drive with the bad O/S as the second drive. I was hoping to recover some of the 60G of data I had on the drive. BIOS sees them identically, Primary 0 120 GB and Primary 1 120 GB. But when the system boots, the operating system doesn't see it, can't seem to locate it through disk management either. I have the correct jumpers in place, verified that on Western Digital's site....anyone have any suggestions ? thanks

Answer:O/S can't find slave hard drive

just guessing but it was a PRIMARY partition before, perhaps if you had a program like Partition Magic you could make it a LOGICAL partition and it would be recognized.

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My daughter has received a used hard drive from her friend. The H.D has been formatted, it will be fitted as the slave H.D.The problem is she or i do not know how the jumper/jumpers should be placed in order for the computer to recognise it as the slave. The computer is a Tiny computer, 6yrs old with windows xp home service pack two installed. Your help gratefully appreciated

Answer:Hard drive Slave position

J.I.Whilt most manufacturers conform to 'convention', it's difficult to be specific about jumper positions. Your best bet for this is to go to the manufactures site for the HDD and search on the model no., etc. Most manufacturers will have specs. showing jumper settings. Hope this helps.

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Hi i am having problems with a dell latitude laptop with a blue screen page fault in non paged area. I cannot boot at all even in safe mode.
I'd like to retrieve my data but cannot work out how to connect to my pc. its a sata hard drive i've worked out how to connect data lead from motherboard to hard drive. but how do i connect power cannot find any lead coming from pcu that is small enough

Answer:Slave laptop hard drive to pc

A 2.5 laptop drive has a combination power and data lead connection you need some form of adaptor to connect to your mother board something like this
It would be better to connect using a sata to USB case like third one down here
£6.99

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I have 1 hard drive in my Gateway computer.  I want to add a 2nd hard drive.  Does anyone know where the jumpers should go on the Master and the Slave?Thanks

Answer:Setting Up a Slave Hard Drive

I donot believe I can be of much help here, so far I have installed about three hard disks and that's been a while ago. On each harddisk, there should be a sticker on top telling you how to set the jumpers in order to set them to Slave, Master or Automatic. (If there are no stickers on top of them, you might want to stop by at the manufacturer's website to check for manuals) I donot quite recall what I have done, but I believe I set them both to Automatic and set everything straight in the BIOS. Telling what disk should be the master and what disk should be the slave.

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I've got a Dell Latitude C840 with a bad block in the HD which is keeping it from booting.

The ERD repair process isn't working, and it looks like I'll have to get a replacement from Dell sent out.

In the meantime, I'm trying to find a way to get as much data from the drive as possible.

Is there any way to connect it to another laptop or other computer to pull my data off of there?

I'm thinking along the lines of, say with a desktop, salving a drive to the first one...which I've done in the past with non-booting desktop drives.
But so far I haven't found a way to do this with my laptop drive.

Thanks
 

Answer:Latitude hard drive - slave it?

You would need a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter to hook up the laptop drive to a desktop http://www.mysimon.com/LAPTOP_HARD_DRIVE_ADAPTER_IDC44F_IDC40M/4014-3101_8-5599945.html?tag=lst&q=
 

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I am going to install an old hard drive saved from a Windows 98SE environment as a second "slave" hard drive on my Windows XP (Home SP1) system (and I am going to attempt that on my own without taking it to a PC shop...).

I have done some research, and all the info on installing a second hard drive lists doing the FDISK, partitioning, reformatting, etc... BUT, I am wondering if I can intially just use the second hard drive as is, without wiping out the OS or the data, just as though it was a zip drive or whatever...AND, also alternately boot up in Win '98 on the old drive.

Is this at all feasible? And if it is, what would be the steps to accomplish this? What would I skip or do differently in the outlined procedures that I have found (that assume the “new” second hard drive IS a new drive)?

I do not have any special disk management software like Ghost or Partition Magic (but if I need something like that to accomplish this, what would be the best package?)...
 

Answer:install old '98 hard drive as slave on XP as is ?

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I have an E Machine 270 PC XP home that came with 40GB Samsung HDD. I want to install a second SLAVE Samsung 160 GB HDD (model SP-1604N) and then partition the slave with 2x80GB partitions and NTFS format it.The instruction manual from their web site,(click here) indicates that 2 jumpers should be used across pins BD and FH, but the HDD only came with one jumper. Their helpline operator said that I should connect the single jumper across pins DC. This I have done.The bios is set to AUTO and detects the slave HDD, Windows DEVICE MANAGER also detects the slave HDD, but XP's DISC MANAGEMENT TOOL only sees the Slave HDD as a 33.74GB drive.What must I do to get WINDOWS XP HOME to recognise the full 160GB so that I can partion it into 2 80GB drives with NTFS formating?If any one could point me in the right direction...

Answer:160 GB Slave Hard drive XP Home

What does the BIOS recognise it as? You may have to manually tell the BIOS the size of the disk.

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Hi folks, First excuse my spelling.I am the proud owner of a Packard Bell imedia 1601 home pc. The pc came with an 80 GB hard drive and i decided to upgrade with a second hard drive, Samsung SP0802N 80 GB 7200 ultra ata 133. I have fitted the drive and my computer finds it and recognises it but i cant use it. The second drives shows up on my device manager but when i click on MY COMPUTER it is not there. click here have a free device manager download, this is no good as it requires that you make a boot disk in floppy format. I dont have a floppy drive on this computer. What can i do, do i have to go out and buy a floppy drive in order to start my hard drive?Please help me, Russ Davies...

Answer:Can't get my slave hard drive to work.

Have you formatted the new drive?

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Here is my problem: I have a PC with a ATA hard drive with Windows 2003 Server. This
setup is fine. Recently I got a 160GB Seagate Barracuda Ultra ATA hard drive.
When I open up the case to install, I notice that the old HD is configured as a master on the primary controller.
So I put my new Seagate into one of the slot and choose the 'Cable Select' setting. Both HD's jumper
setting is on neither master or slave. So their desgination is now dictated by the ATA ribbon cable connection.
I plug the master (black) plug into the Seagate and the slave plug into the old HD. My question is:
now that my OS is on the slave drive, how do I boot the OS from. I don't see an option
on the boot sequence to boot from the slave HD. I can only select the HD drive letter which is C.
Obviosuly I get an error because it is now booting from the Seagate drive which is freshly formatted. But
it won't try to boot from the slave HD. Can someone please advise on how to boot from the slave drive
or do I have to switch the HD around? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:How to boot from Slave Hard Drive

I woulden't use cable select on eather drive, Just set your old drive to master and the new one to slave..

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Hi,My C drive was full so I added a second hard drive and I think I have set it as a slave. I have changed the pin settings on the back of the hard drive and set it as slave on the IDE cable. When i put the computer on it showed it as an "F" drive but how do I know if it is set as slave and is working as a slave. My "C" drive is showing as almost full so is it a case of it "switching" to the new drive by itself. I hope this make sense?Steve

Answer:Added second hard drive as slave

Uf your drive is showing as 'F' then that is ok.By "switching to the new drive by itself" are meaning that when your 'C' drive is full will it then use the 'F' drive. If so the answer is no.You can move data from your 'C' drive to the 'F' drive to create more space on your main drive.Doing this will speed up your computer.

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I just did a fresh re-install of XP and for some reason I'm having trouble with my second hard drive. Its already formatted and contains 2 partitions which were working fine before the re-install. I have the jumpers set correctly. In the disk management section of the device manager, the disk shows up as health (active) and online. It has not been assigned a letter and XP won't let me assign one. Before I re-installed the OS, I reformatted my C drive but I didn't reformat the slave drive. Any ideas?

Thanks
Trevor
 

Answer:XP doesn't see slave hard drive

HI, This happens quite often and I do not know the answer. On this computer it has happened twice, once when I bought it and all the shop could do was reformat the drive. The second time I did an install and the same thing happened and I also reformatted the drive.

Do a search as this question has come up umpteen times or if it does not matter reformat the drive and see if this helps. Sometimes PM is blamed. Peace Mal
 

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I have an 80gig Western Digital hard drive that all of a sudden won't boot if it is jumpered to master and booted as the only drive. If I change the jumper to slave and keep the drive on the end plug of the IDE cable, it boots fine and BIOS sees it as master. What gives?
 

Answer:Hard drive must be jumpered t slave

assuming its an IDE/PATA drive;
are there any other devices attatched to the ribbon cable?
If there is you need to set one to master and one to slave but i think your smarter than that.
What happens when you change it to slave and place it in the middle section of the ribbon cable?
It sounds like what happened is western digital printed their master slave config wrong onto the drive itself. (which is where most HDD companies print the config, unlike maxtor)
I would suggest going to western digitals website, looking up your specific drive and looking at the jumper config that they have listed there and see if it matches what you already have.
 

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I have just installed a Sata 2 Hard Drive and I have the other as my Main Drive do I have to go into the Disk Management to format the drive?

Answer:Sata 2 Hard Drive - Want it a slave

If it's a new drive and it hasn't been formatted and doesn't show up in 'My Computer' then yes, you'll need to foramt it from Disk Management, Rob_25_Wales. Go to Start > Run and type in:Diskmgmt.mscand click OK to get to Disk Management.

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Can someone please advise me?I have a slave HD 80Gb which is showing to have 30Gb free. I have NO data on this drive, after transferring all the data to my C drive. When I ran Norton speed drisk it shows there is data. Also, when I review the properties of the drive it tells me that there is only 30Gb free.I have thought about formating this drive. How is the best way to carry out this action. My operating system is Win XP home.Regards

Answer:Formating Slave Hard Drive

Are you saying that your 80gig is only showing as 30gig? As it always done this?If so check that there is not a 32gig limiting jumper installed on the back of the hard drive.To format the drive.click here

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I have a slave hard drive (F) that has now given the message 'F Parameter not specified'. On checking the properties the data is 'Raw'. Can this be fixed? Any help gratefully received.

Answer:Slave Hard Drive problem

Interested in this one myself.

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Okay....here is the problem....the computer in questions (we actually have three here) is a Maxtech with a AMD K6-2 450 mhz processor, 160 mg of RAM, two hard drives (until a week ago, a 3.2 G and a 4.4 G), a IOMEGA Zip CD and a 36X CD.

The other night, the computer restarted it's self. Not totally unusual, though it hadn't done it for quite a while. When it powered back up, it had an error that said the PCI Hard Dist Controller was not functioning. After fighting with it for several days, I've finally got THAT fixed, but now it's saying that the D drive doesn't exist......it has C, E and F.

One time I actually got it to SEE the D drive and it told me that drive was unformatted, and did I want to format it. I said yes and it did that. THen when it restarted, it just isn't there. HOWEVER, when teh computer first powers up, it DOES recognize that there are two hard drives....and in BIOS, it will recognize the drive. Just not in Windows. Now, about 2 mo ago, I DID upgrade to ME from 98.

Can anyone help me?
 

Answer:Can't Access A Slave Hard Drive

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Hi all,hope everyone is wellI've got a 80gb h/d fitted running XP pro and i have a 20 gb hard drive i want to put in as slave.i'm ok with the fitting of it,but i'm not sure if the 20gb i'm going to fit as slave as still got XP on it.if it has XP still on it along with other programs will it cause a fault and do i have to fit it and partition and format it before anything else.there might be some pictures and music i want to keep on it is there a way to transfer it to the master drive.Thanks Tony

Answer:fitting a slave hard drive

Your computer will be set to boot from the 80GB drive so you should boot into the XP your using now [?].The other drive will appear in my computer and it will not bother the XP you are in.You can copy anything you want over.You shouldn't have to partition it, format etc. It should appear in My computer.

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