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Cant access data from my slave hard drive

Question: Cant access data from my slave hard drive

I got a new 160gig HD and when i installed it on to my computer i made it my primary drive, reinstalled my os and all my applications on it, after about a month i realized it was a bad idea so i formated mt first HD (40gig) made it my primary drive again and reistalled my os on it, but now i cant access the data of my 120gig drive, windows sees it, but when i go to explore the hard drive it sais "This drive is not formated/n Would you like to format it now?..Y/N" I have some critical data on that drive and all the backed up data from the 40gig so formating it isint an option for me.

Help?

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Ok, I consider myself to be pretty savy about my computer but this one has me stumped. I got a new desktop pc and I wanted to remove the secondary drive from my old pc and install it as a secondary in my new computer because it has all of my files on it. I removed and installed the drive into my new computer making the orginal hard drive the master and the secondary as a slave. Everything booted up just fine and the secondary drive shows up just fine in device manager. But, when I go into Explorer to access my data this is what I see:The secondary drive has been named to BOOTWORK (D) with the following files listed:I386 FolderATRSBOOT FileNTDETECT.COM MS DOS ApplicationNTLDR FileWINNT.SIF SIF FileWINPE.ISO ISO FileSo then I decided to put my secondary drive back into my old computer and just try and burn everything to a CD and copy it that way. Well when I installed it back into my old computer it tells me the same thing as it did in my new computer! I'm so frusturated I'm about to pull my hair out. What am I doing wrong?Both systems are running Windows XP on the master drives. The secondary drive was for data storage only.  Please tell me I haven't lost all of my data somehow!!  Any advice would be a big help!!  

Answer:Cannot access data on slave hard drive

Welcome to the CH forums.Have you installed Altiris Bootworks on either machine?

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Hi! I'm new to this message board so bare with me. I will try to be as brief and descriptive of my problem as possible.

I have never had a slave drive on my system and my knowledge of slave drives is pretty much nothing.

I have added a hard drive to my system as a slave drive in hopes to access the data. My system recongizes the slave drive in Bois but not in my computer. how do I access the data on this drive?

Any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:How to access data on a slave drive?

Check that both harddisks have correct jumper-settings. The original HD must be set as Master, the new one as Slave. On top of the HDs should be a sticker with the jumper-positions. Put Master at the end of the IDE-cable, the Slave in the middle. Make sure the red-line on the flatcable is at pin-1 on both HDs and motherboard.
If the slave is new, it needs to be partitioned and formatted first, using Disk Management
 

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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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I installed a second hard drive, from another computer, as the slave in my own. When I booted up I got a blue screen and it started scanning the new drive, indexing files, deleting indexes, recovering orphaned files etc.

When I got into windows I noticed the vast majority of it's picture and video files are corrupt, and possibly other file types too.
I've added a slave drive before and lost a few files, but this amount is really bad. Their filesizes match what they used to be, so the data may still be there.

I ran scandisk and it didn't repair anything, is there any way i can recover these files?

Thanks

Answer:Corrupt data after adding a hard drive as slave

Hi and Welcome toTSF

What O.S. is installed on the computer and the slave drive?

What information did you get from the BSOD?


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When I got into windows I noticed the vast majority of it's picture and video files are corrupt, and possibly other file types too.




What indication gave you this conclusion?

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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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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?
 

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Tests on my PC show the access speed of my slave hard drive to be 7/MBs.This is apparently slow! The master drive has an access speed of 18MB/s which is supposedly normal.The slave is formatted to FAT32 and spins at the same speed as the master (5400rpm) and has DMA enabled.M/board asus K7m, processor athlon 650 Mhz slot A, Master drive Quantum Fireball, Slave drive IBM? revision level T55OA73 OS Win 98SE

Answer:Slave hard drive low access speed

This is difficult to diagnose with out the hard drive model numbers. Your motherboard supports an transfer rate of ATA66, so the fireball speed is about right at 18Mbps, if this is the un-cached rate.Download everest home. This will give you both make and model numbers for your hard drives.click herePost back with the info.

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I installed my old hard drive to a new motherboard which has an AMD CPU. The motherboard recognises the hard drive but i cannot access the drive.This drive is the "slave" drive and does not have a drive letter assigned to it. Its got data in it which i want to gain access to so i don't want to lose it.Perhaps if a drive letter is assigned i can access it. But how do you do that?Shouldn't it automatically assign a letter when i startup the computer?

Answer:cannot access slave hard disk drive

try it as master . I take it you have 2 hdd ??

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Hi,

Hope someone can help me.

Something happened to my hard drive, and it ran checkdisk, but I guess could not repair it, it says there is not enough space to repair it. There was about 12gb free on the drive, it was a 500gb drive.

The drive is NFTS.

It is not my boot drive, just one of my 500gb data drives, music actually.

When I ran FileScavenger on the drive all the files are there, and when I recovered some to another drive they were fine. There are 27000 files on it. I could transfer all the files off the drive, but that would be a lot of work, take a lot of time, and I would have to buy another drive to put them on.

So the data is there and intact, just for some reason it cannot be "seen".

I assume this is file structure table thing issue (pardon my technical jargon ) . MBR? FAT? not sure exactly.

Is there a way to rebuild it so that the data can be seen again? or do I have to do the transfer dance?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Lost access to data on hard drive in Windows - how to get access back?

You will probably have to do the "transfer" dance, and reformat the drive. Chances are good that the drive is ok. The Master Boot Record (MBR) may be corrupted. There are utilities out there that can repair the MBR without destroying data
 

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hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz help
 

Answer:old harddrive. need data off it. put as slave. cant access data

iLLegaL89 said:

hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz helpClick to expand...

Well, generally all the office suits are backward compatible...so there's should not be any problem. Can you open that word file(s) on the old PC (World 97 as u mentioned?) If it is so, you might have some problem with this new PC office suit.
Try, making copy of the old files in old PC using save as or may be you can convert doc files (if you don't have some hi level formating) to rtf files. That can be opened in Wordpad comes with every Windows OS.
This might help, i guess..
- Nirav
 

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I re-installed W XP on the master hard and the slave hard isn't no more recognized and when I try to access it, it's asking me if I want to format it.
With the first W XP (before to re-install it), the slave had the letter E:/ and the DVD the letter D:/. After I re-install it, they switched the letters, the slave has now the letter D (I can change it in COMPUTER MANAGEMENT) and the DVD has the letter D:/.

I moved the slave hard on another computer, also as slave, and it's recognized but it's asking me to format it. What happened and is it possible somehow to recuperate the data I had on it? It was a new hard drive and unfortunately I moved on it all my documents, before re-installing W XP.

When I re-install the new system, I installed it on the same hard drive, even in the same folder!! The rest of the files on the primary hard are intact... but all the data on the slave drive are gone... can anybodey help me?

Thank you!!!
 

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Greets.

I have 2 serial ATA drives (IDE) that were used with Windows XP last year on another computer (NTFS format) and for which I need to recuperate the data. I unplugged my internal CD/DVD drive and plugged in one of them. Vista recognized it and instantly updated the drivers. However, the data does not show under Windows Explorer...i can see it under the device manager as unallocated...technically, I know the data is not deleted nor lost...

The question is : How can I retrieve this data?

The devices and models are :

Maxtor 53073H4 (30.7 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)
Western Digital Caviar WD2000JB - 00gva0 (200 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)

PS : I also tried the evaluation copy of BinaryBiz Virtuallab (data recovery software) and was able to see the data. However, the save feature was turned off...I don't think I have to resort to a data recovery program do I ??? There must be a simple way to perform this...

PS2 : Could the problem be that my PC will only read SATA hard disks of 150/300 ???

PS3 : If I buy an external enclosure (connected through a USB 2.0 cable), will Vista recognize the data then ???

..so many questions.... ;-)

Thanks for any help!

Acer Aspire E380
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+
Windows Vista Home Premium
D-Link DI-524 router
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS video card
RAM : 2047 MB
 

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Greets.

I have 2 serial ATA drives (IDE) that were used with Windows XP last year on another computer (NTFS format) and for which I need to recuperate the data. I unplugged my internal CD/DVD drive and plugged in one of them. Vista recognized it and instantly updated the drivers. However, the data does not show under Windows Explorer...i can see it under the device manager as unallocated...technically, I know the data is not deleted nor lost...

The question is : How can I retrieve this data?

The devices and models are :

Maxtor 53073H4 (30.7 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)
Western Digital Caviar WD2000JB - 00gva0 (200 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)

PS : I also tried the evaluation copy of BinaryBiz Virtuallab (data recovery software) and was able to see the data. However, the save feature was turned off...I don't think I have to resort to a data recovery program do I ??? There must be a simple way to perform this...

PS2 : Could the problem be that my PC will only read SATA hard disks of 150/300 ???

PS3 : If I buy an external enclosure (connected through a USB 2.0 cable), will Vista recognize the data then ???

..so many questions.... ;-)

Thanks for any help!

Acer Aspire E380
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+
Windows Vista Home Premium
D-Link DI-524 router
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS video card
RAM : 2047 MB
 

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Here's the story... I suffered what appears to be a bad sector in the config.sys fie. After going through of the diagnostics with
Dell support (nice guy) we came to the part of wiping out the hard drive (with data) and re-loading Windows XP. I balked at that and opted to buy a new hard drive which I installed as the C: and installed the old hard drive (with corrupted OS and all data) as the F:. So far, so good... I'm up and running. Now for the data...

I was able to drag and drop the shared data (all users) without a problem. I simply found it on the F: drive (the old hard drive) and moved it to the C: drive (new hard drive with new OS installed). The problem is, I have 4 users, three of which are password protected, and I need to access the data. In fact, I'd love to copy over all the data, preferences, etc. I recreated the users within the new OS and maintained the names and the passwords. However, so far, simple drag and drop won't work. Further, it appears that the password protection is still in place. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...

Answer:Access Data on old hard drive

Welcome to TSF.

We can't help you with the passwords, but you probably have to take ownership of the folders.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP.

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few days back my computer running win xp on a maxtor 200gb(SATA) hdd started to reboot again and again as i turn it on. I can only see the splash screen of winxp before i can boot completely and restarts the pc. The hard disk can be detected from the BIOS. I tried to connect it to another pc running win xp through a USB connector.Same thing happens again.... the BIOS of that pc can detect the hard drive but it cannot be detected from windows and hence i cant access the data in my hdd and recover my data.It will be really helpful for me if anyone could show me some way to recover my data from the hard drive. Thanx

Answer:cannot access hard drive data

i would suggest buying an external caddy (not expensive) and connect to a working pc and interrogate the drive in the caddy and transfer data across?johnny

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When the motherboard on my 3 yr old pc died recently, I wasn't sure how to troubleshoot and find the problem, so I hired a computer tech to come out and do repairs. At his suggestion, I purchased a gently used Dell tower from him, and he installed the best parts from my system to the "new" one. (hard drive, after market power supply, DVD drives.)

However, he installed my 250 Gig hard drive as slave to the 75 Gig hard drive already in the machine. Sounded okay to me--- until I realized that I cannot access anything that is on the "slave" drive! At first, I thought that was because my original pc had been password protected-- so he sent me instructions to go into SAFE mode and remove all passwords. I followed his instructions-- still no joy~

He has promised to come back and fix things-- but it has been a week and I really would love to be able to use my machine.

Any suggestions? (Please don't tell me to 'shoot the tech,' -- I might be tempted!)

Thank you,

StitchinTricia
 

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Hello, first timer here. I have two old HP pavilion Enternainment PC of which either the monitor is broken or the grafic card was down. I can not use them anymore to get access to the content of there hard drives. I was wondering, is there a connection cable/ port to which I could connect the hard drives and connect them to my current, HP laptop? Via USB cable or something? So I still could access the data saved on the hard drives? Basically, can internal hard drives be made an external hard drive via a docking station of sorts? One hard drive is an Samsung 250 GB, model: HM250JI Thank you for any insides to this













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Answer:How to access data of old laptop hard drive?

@apprenant You can buy an IDE to USB and a SATA to USB. This is the one we use. "SATA"  REO

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I have a laptop (toshiba) with a corrupt hard drive. I want to remove it and try to save the documents, before formatting.Can I plug it into my main pc as a slave? I know the sockets are different, so can I buy a converter or are they totally different animals.Thanks

Answer:Can I access data on a Laptop Hard Drive?

You can get a convertor to enable you to do this, in fact i have one in a drawer at home!!!, try maplins etc.

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it was taken out of a dell 1520 laptop. the laptop died, but i have a lot of files on the hard drive that i'd like to
access. thank you, boyd.
 

Answer:how access hard drive data from laptop

It depends on how the laptop has died.
Take a look at this TSG library article for a few ideas.

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/How_to:Handle_when_your_computer_won't_turn_on
 

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Have just installed Windows 7 on a dual boot with Windows XP. Can not seem to get to display the material on that external HD. See this HD indicated in Devices and Printers and can click on the properties for this. How do I display the partitions, folders, etc. on this HD as I can in Windows XP???

Answer:how to access data on external hard drive

First, is the drive connected via USB, eSATA or Firewire?

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I have an external hard drive caddy to recover data from a hard disk used as the C drive on a PC running windows XP the motherboard having failed. My new PC runs Windows 7. The drive was installed in the enclosure according to the caddy manual as 'master' and runs without a problem. When the USB connection was made the PC installed the drivers recognised the existence of the mass storage device but did not allocate a drive letter. In Disk Manager it can be seen as 'disk6 unknown not initialised'. Right clicking the disc 6 entry and choosing initialise brings up the error 'Device not ready' I have tried running the disk as slave but with the same result.The hard drive is a Hitachi Deskstar Model:HDS722516VLAT20 capacity 165GB 7200RPM PN;14R9247 MLC:BA1254 LBA:321.672.960 SECTORS CHS: 16383/16/63, an IDE device I believe. My new computer I think is SATA.Other information1. The hard disc spins.2. The fan and LED lights on the caddy are working.3. The capacity of the disk is 160GB.4. There is no icon on the bottom right of the desktop.5. In Disk Manager it is described as a Mass Storage Device and connected to the Universal Serial Bus controllers and is described as 'disc6 not initialised 96GB unallocated.I've been struggling with this for a while and any ideas would be appreciated.6.It is not possible to allocate a drive letter. Thankyou for any help

Answer:External hard drive not able to access data

See if Hitachi have diagnostic software to check the drive to make sure it's ok after the mb failure.Another thing you can try is connect it directly to your mobo if it has a ide connector.

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I have a friend who has a hard drive that he can't access the data on. He says it's a SATA2 hard drive.

He has tried to re-format it (by overwriting, not using a new partition) but he gets an error saying that the data can't be accessed. Also it crashed during one of the attempts. He also tried deleting the partition to save his hard drive (the partition takes up the entire hard drive's capacity) but got the same result. If he attempts to run the already installed Windows 7 on the hard drive it gets past the 'starting windows' screen and then automatically restarts.

This problem started when windows was carrying out an update but the computer shut off before it could complete. Then it was all downhill from there...

Does anybody have any last effort ideas for saving the hard drive and possibly the files on it?

Since I'm speaking for my friend I might not have all of the details, so please let me know if you need any more and I'll try and find out.
 

Answer:Solved: Hard drive can't access data, may be corrupted

You need to find out the manufacturer of the drive and use their diagnostics to test the drive for errors.

Ultimate Boot CD is a bootable CD with all the manufacturer's diagnostics that you can use to test it: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
 

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My desktop PC motherboard/PSU recently died; it ran Windows XP Home. I enclosed the hard drive in a hard drive enclosure. Now I am trying to access/copy my files from the old hard drive, using a friend's laptop (also running Windows XP Home).

At first, I could see the directory of folders in the old hard drive but not the files themselves. So I followed the steps in this article to take ownership of the relevant folders (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421).

After taking ownership of the folders, I was able to see the actual files in the folders. However, when I tried to copy them to the laptop, I get something along the lines of this error message:

Error Copying File or Folder
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Cannot copy <<filename>>: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use.
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Does anyone have any idea why I still cannot access the files, which I believe I've taken ownership of? The disk is not full, the files are not in use, and I don't think they're write-protected.

Does this problem have anything to do with encryption of files? Any help for this computer-illiterate person would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Access is Denied (data on old hard drive) - Windows XP

Hello ultyhogwash

Make sure you took ownership properly especially the last part

Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the “Access Denied” message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click “Apply”

You also mentioned encryption. Did you encrypt the files? That would stop you accessing them
 

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I did a fresh install but I forgot about the password because was in keychain, I trying to recover keychain files, there a lot of them but with out the name just de extension ""keychain", please help, my entire life is in that disk...

Answer:How access data, forgot my external hard drive (Mac format)

Clarify your situation...You have a Mac system and an external Mac formatted hard drive too?You re-installed the OS on the Mac itself; and can't remember the password you used either for the previous Mac installation and/or the the external hard drive?You may be able to regain access to, and thus recover data off, the external drive using a root level login...Have a browse here and see if anything helps in that vein...https://www.google.co.uk/#q=mac+os+...Using the root level is to be done carefully; and ideally one creates a separate Admin level account - with that root option enabled for that account only. Do NOT have it enabled on other accounts... And keep a safe note/record of that account's login/password...message edited by trvlr

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Probably a common issue but can't find an answer existing in the forum. My notebook was running XP using a primary user/administrator password.

The laptop's dead and I've put the hard drive into an external case to retrieve the data. No issue with any data from secondary users but cannot access my primary user data - presumably as the data is still password protected. How does one access/retrieve this data?

Thanks in advance.

J29

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Thank you for reading my tale of woe!

I recently had some malware infections that I simply could not remove, using a huge arsenal of AV scans & removers, so I got a new hard drive ("H"), and attached old one ("C") as a slave. After configuring "H" with new XP Pro OS/Avira AV/Comodo Firewall, I used my original Outlook 2007 CD to install it.

I got the basics done (importing .pst files), but there are a whole lot of details that aren't moving to the new Outlook. I have gone through the Microsoft support pages, which normally I find super helpful, but this time I seem to be going in circles. I am anxious to get the data off C so we can re-format it: I hate having the infected drive around.

If anyone can provide any insights into *any* of the following obstacles, I would be most appreciative.

1. -Install went apparently well, but when I tried to install an Outlook add-on (Calender Print Assistant from Microsoft download center) I got a message that my copy of Outlook could not be validated: "Problem: The validation process could not be completed because a copy of Microsoft Office® on this computer has not been activated." Following the Microsoft instructions led me in circles, warning that my copy might be counterfeit. I purchased it new from Amazon over a year ago. All the Microsoft support pages tell me that I must use the Activation Wizard during installation to enter product key, which I did, and it was accepted. Even th... Read more

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I am wondering if I can access files on a SATA or IDE hard drive installed in a desktop computer with no other hard drive installed. Meaning, the drive I am trying to access isn't configured with drivers for the desktop's other hardware or motherboard. There is no other drive installed in the desktop. I was wanting to know if I could use a boot CD (Hiren's or Linux) to use as way to access files, pics, etc. and transfer it to a usb flash drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Can I access data from a SATA or IDE hard drive on a system it's not configur

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I made a mistake and paid the major price . That mistake being spilling a sugary drink on my laptop. I know, I know, my keyboard can and protect against damage from spills, but it was an entire glass. Anyway, I panicked and shut the system down and turned it upside down and removed the keyboard. And being the impatient person I am, I made what was probably the ultimate mistake. I didn't give everything adequate amount of time to dry and tried booting the system back up. There went my computer. Or at least I think. Symptoms: It started to bootup, kept beeping, then at a certain point just shut down and wouldn't turn back on. Anyway, I'm assuming my laptop went kaput. Now to the point of this thread. I had not undergone a recent backup and can't recall when the last backup was actually done. Assuming that my hard drive is ok, I would like to get all of my data so I saw several possible options: -send the system to a data recovery service where I'm not going to pay below $300, but probably 2 to 3 times that-buy an equivalent model laptop and put the HDD in there-by an external SATA hard drive enclosure and attach it via USB to another computer I bought an external enclosure and assembled it this evening. I had read about difficulty accessing data with a non-Lenovo system because of data encryption. I proved that out by attaching it to my work laptop (a Dell) and I couldn't access my data directories. If I have access to another Lenovo Thinkpad, will I be... Read more

Answer:W510: How to access my data from a functional hard drive after motherboard failure

You need to more clearer in what you're talking about.Have you put a HDD password on the actual drive itself from the BIOS?
 
If you can see your drive and its contents from another Windows machine via USB then the possible reason you cannot access your folders is because you have a Windows password and it won't allow access.
 
However if you've used other methods of encryption it may not work.
 
Moderator note; comments contravening the forum rules removed; Forum Rules

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I have an r61 (8920) that the display suddenly stopped working. We tried connecting to an external monitor but still no luck. The computer seems to boot (although cannot see it) and the hard drive activity seems to be normal. I would like to retrieve the data from the hdd but it is password-protected. Do I need to install the hdd into another R61 in order to gain access? If so, what specifically needs to be constant from the original machine. I was using XP Pro, Nvidia graphics card, etc. Thank you!

Answer:R61 Display Issue - Need to Swap Out Protected Hard Drive to Access Data

You should be able to access the drive and unlock it in any similar (T61, R61, X61 and possibly others) ThinkPad, and then retrieve the data accordingly.
 
If you want to actually use the drive in another ThinkPad on permanent basis, some drivers will likely need to be downloaded depending on the configuration of the "new" machine.
 
Good luck.

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I had a new system put together and upgraded widows from 98 to XP. My new system is working great. My old hard drive (drive c:)was also built into my new pc box, because I could'nt do back up before I had to have the rebuild done. I need to retrieve data from winfax pro and outlook express (especially e-mail addresses and address book , numbers, etc.Can somebody please advise on how to get those data back and the prehaps format the old HHD and also will it still be save to use the old hard drive for not so often use file or programs?Old Drive is 40gb and new 80 gb.Hope my request is clear enoughThanksTheard

Answer:Retrieve Data from slave hard disk to maste

Have you tried searching for it because XP can read FAT32 I did the same all I did was transfer everything that I wanted to the new one and then formatted it through disc management in administrators tools

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Wasn't sure whether to put this in Hardware or Software, but anyway...

I had the dreaded Reboot loop. Windows does not load. That is, the Windows XP splash screen appears with the scrolling bars on the bottom. After some seconds of that, as the bars continue to scroll, it starts a reboot. Rinse. Repeat. I haven't had any recent installs of hardware or software.

Holding F8 can get me to a choice screen and to the choice of safe mode. But, still, after selecting safe mode or any other option, ultimately a reboot starts. Same for the "Last Good Configuration" choice. When I select Safe Mode, a DOS like scroll begins but it stops with:

Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\mup.sys

Whatever that means? And then the reboot again starts.

I'm tried various solutions after googling the problem and cruising various computer help boards. Ideally, I'd am hoping to fix this and not lose tons of documents and data on my hard drive. [Note to self: You IDIOT! You know you should back things up once in a while. :-o )

BTW, don't bother suggesting going to Control Panel to alter any settings. If I could get to the @^$(@* control panel, it means Windows booted up that far and I wouldn't be begging for help.

I was told that the possible suspects are, of course, hardware (so far I've found suggestions of bad fan on the processor, bad memory chip) and software (corrupted [fill in the blank] ).

The fans are opera... Read more

Answer:Recovering data from a slave drive

You need to take ownership of the files or folders. If you are on an XP Home Edition note that you need to be in safe mode to get the Security tab.
 

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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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Had to replace the hard drive in my desktop and installed SP3. No problems yet.

Any ideas on how I may be able to pull my files off the old drive? Can't get into it from My Computer although it does show up and shows there is data on the drive.
 

Answer:Recover Data from slave drive

If you are getting an Access Denied message, you need to follow these steps: How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

If it's something else, you'll need to tells us what the error message is.

Jerry
 

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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 a corrupt windows installation that I cannot repair. Before I wipe the drive, I need to get some information from the registry that I can't reproduce otherwise.

If I connect the drive containing the bad installation as a slave drive, can I edit c:\windows\system32\config\software and find the information I'm looking for?
 

Answer:Extract data from registry on slave drive?

You can't edit it like that, but you can open regedit, and load the hive.
 

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I had a laptop running Vista which stopped working - I had the black screen of death when booting up and no systems would run. I tried booting in safe mode, but the same thing happened. I suspect this was caused by a virus, but am not sure.

I decided to try and salvage my data files by removing the hard drive and hooking it up (via USB adapter) to a laptop running Windows 7. The drive is recognized, but when I click on it, I can only see a .bak file. I ran Scan Disk, which scanned thousands of files, so I know they're in there, but is there a way for me to access them? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Cannot read slave drive to salvage data

Hi and welcome to TSF see this for some ideas The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC - How-To Geek

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I know this is an odd request, but in the process of deleting viruses on a computer, I am now left with a computer that only says "Object Not Found: LSASS.EXE" and then reboots. I am unable to boot into standard Windows or Safe Mode.

I did export the keys and folders that I deleted out of the registry before I did it, but I can't import them back in if I can't boot Windows.

I tried the trick of copying files from the System Volume Information folder of the drive, but there are no Restore Points in the folder!

So now I have the drive as slave on my system. What I want to know is is there any way that I can import the *.reg files back into the registry on the corrupt drive while still booting from my system? I know that if I just double click the files, they'll be imported into MY registry and that's not what I want.

Thanks....
 

Answer:need to import data to registry on slave drive

Open a command window and type in the info. Syntax here;
http://winhlp.com/node/75

Just enter the appropriate path info along with the files. (Specify drive:\userfile(s)\whatever.reg)
 

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I have just gotten a new machine running on Windows XP. I wish to move the slave drive with all my files and some programs that I had on my old machine running under windows 98 to the new machine.

My new machine recognizes that I have the slave drive now installed there (local Disk drive E) but I can not access any of the data on it. When i try to access the E drive I receive a message that the drive is not formatted and am asked if I want to format the drive which i don't if it will erase all my data.

I would appreciate any guidance on how to resolve this issue.

TIA
 

Answer:Moving slave drive with data onto a new XP machine

There may be errors in the drive's partition tables. XP is not very forgiving.

The best idea, before attempting to repair the drive and possibly losing your data, is to try to recover it and move it to another location. Then format the drive as requested.

Try some of these apps to recover the contents:

Free recovery applications:

1) DriveRescue
2) PCI File Recovery
3) Restoration
4) Free Undelete (NTFS only)
5) EasyRecovery Pro
 

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Hello,

My master hard disk 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.

Please Help Me, I'm stumped.
 

Answer:Get drive letter for slave while keeping data

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844 This article could hold the answer
 

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I have replaced my hard drive am now using the old one as a slave. Due to the way my computer failed, I was not able to create a psd file of my Outlook data, however the hard drive is complete and undamaged. Is there a way to open Outlook on the slave drive and retrieve that data? There is no email account associated with Outlook, I'm looking for contact and appointment info, not emails.
 

Answer:Solved: Retreive Outlook data from slave drive

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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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I made a DVD system backup using Nero v6 of my hard drive before it mechanically crashed. There are important data files on the DVD's that I need to transfer to an empty formated slave drive and access. I don't know how to do it. I've tried using Nero restore function, but get nowhere. I can see the folders and data files using W explorer. How do I transfer and access them?
 

Answer:Transfer data files from DVD backup to empty slave drive

can you just simple open the dvd in my computer, then drag and drop all the files over to your hdd?
 

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I think my questions pretty simple which makes me think its maybe a little stupid lol but...

My main hard drive is messing up badly and its gonna give out soon but my PC has a secondary internal hard drive, so my question is:

Can I restore my primary hard drive and keep the data on my slave drive or will I lose everything?

Thanks in advance, Alex
 

Answer:Keep slave drive data whilst returning factory settings?

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I have 2 HDD on my xp computer.  I pulled it out of another computer.  I see it when on my computer as D.Problem is, it only shows 5 gig total space, which it isn't.  I want to set it up so that I can use it to copy the files and programs I need to save, then resotre my C drive to factory specs and hopefully speed up my computer.I have McAfee Security Center, and I am not seeing any virus, spyware etc that would normally slow computer, so I am thinking restore to factory specs will do the trick.How to I make format D drive, and then make it available to save my files etc. so that after I restore C drive to factory specs, I can copy them back to the main drive?  Or just backup what I want from C to D and then restore?Thanks

Answer:2 HDD, primary and slave, want to setup slave to backup data

right-click My Computer, select ManageComputer Management---Disk ManagementYou probably need to delete partitions, then create one large one, then format.Don't do anthing with the C-Drive (probably Disk 0).

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Microsoft has done it to me again.

Yesterday my Microsoft auto update recommend several updates, which I downloaded. Now, I can see my slave drive (D drive) but can only access my C Drive. When I try to access the D: drive I am told I don't have permission to access it, only the administrator does. But I am the administrator and am logged on as such.
Further, when I go under Disk Management in Computer Management, it says I have 100 percent free space on my D: drive.
So, how can I fix this so I can access the D: drive. I keep all my business documents and such on that drive to segregate it from the crap everyone else puts on the C: Drive.
I run Windows 2000 Professional.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a 20G slave drive which i cannot access. I windows it shows it as a 738mb drive. When you go into the BIO, it is shown but in faint. Can any one help?

Answer:Cannot access slave drive

Check the jumper settings on the disk - ensure that it is set as slave and the old one is set as master.Then go into BIOS and tell it to autodetect drives - if it is older and this is not supported, the get the details from the manufacturer.

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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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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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Working on saving files for a friend who just had a new computer built. The files they need are on a laptop that has no RJ45 ports. I took the HDD out, and hooked it to their new computer via USB with a universal adapter. The hdd shows up as a mass storage device as it should, and i'm able to access all files except for one user's.

There are two user accounts, for arguments sake, let's call them 1 and 2. I am able to access all of 1's files, but cannot get to 2's files. It tells me that access is denied. I attempted to move the folder to the shared folder, but it won't let me move it either. As Murphy's law would have it, all the important files we need are on 2's account.

Why am i only able to access one user's files? Is there a way to give permission to this group without putting the HDD back in the laptop? I'd really like to just use the USB adapter, as the laptop is old school and i had to retty much rip it all apart to get to the drive.

Any help would be appreciated :)

Answer:File Access on Slave Drive

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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Okay so I'm trying to back up all of the images from the slave drive which used to be a primary drive from another computer but it had a virus and I couldn't deal with the virus without the proper tools so I took it home and cleaned it up. The only problem now is that Windows is asking for it to activate and won't allow to log on to the computer if I try to back it up with that as a primary. So now I have a as a secondary and trying to access the administrator account which is the only account that's protected.

Is there a way to bruteforce my way into the folder?

summary:
trying to back up secondary
secondary used to be primary on another system
i'm able to access drive except for the administrators folders which is vital
if i set up as primary with only that drive windows asks to activate can't get passed that
can't log into it
when i try to activate can't, so not bothering with that

Answer:Access Denied on slave drive

You need to take ownership of the folder, for instructions see this link.

assuming you're using xp btw

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Hello, everyone.

I recently had a computer technician install a master drive from my old computer into my new computer, making it a slave drive. I did this in hopes of accessing all the files stored on this drive. From what the technician said, I was given the impression that everything stored in this drive will all be accessible once it is made a slave drive in my new computer. However, after the drive was installed, I was unable to find anything--music, pictures, etc. I tried both searching for them by name, and manually looking for them in the E drive. Yet, strangely, the properties window still reports the same storage capacity as before! Then, I highlighted everything visible in the E drive, and viewed their collective storage number, and came out a little over 2GB's, which aught to be right, but the main properties window still reports a usage of 14GB's, which can only be if everything from before is still there.

I am hoping that this is a conclusive sign that everything is still there, just hidden somehow. Can someone please clarify this situation?

Thank you.
 

Answer:How To Access Files From Slave Drive

What happens if you browse the drive? Do you see any files?
 

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Hi all. I have recently upgraded my hard drive from a 40GB IDE to an 80GB SATA, I set the IDE to slave as I wanted to use it for storage. I have re-installed Windows XP on the SATA but the slave IDE still also has a copy of windows on it. The problem I have is that I can not access any programs stored on the IDE, when I try to start a program I get a DLL error. Is my only option to image the slave drive or is there a way to get access to the programs?

Thanks for the help.

Mel

Asus M2n-SLI
AMD 3800 X2
DDR2 800 - Mushkin
40GB IDE
80GB SATA
Windows XP SP3

Answer:No access to programs on slave drive

You will have to reinstall all applications again on your SATA Drive.

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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.
 

Answer:slave hard drive

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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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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?
 

Answer:hard drive as slave

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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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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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Question: Slave Hard Drive

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.
 

Answer: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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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
 

Answer:Slave Hard 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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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!
 

Answer:New Slave Hard Drive

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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

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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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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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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Ok. Since I've gotten no replies to my earlier post, I decided to just slave the old drive and pull the files off it and put them on a temp Vista drive.
So, first problem was setting permissions in order to access the files I need to save. That failed. I went in and tried to set permissions and I kept getting "access deinied" when trying to set those permissions.
After this last round of trying to get to the files I need to save, I got another "access denied" message, so like an idiot I got pissed and clicked cancel.
Now, I am completely locked out of that drive. When I open My Computer I see the drive as a slave, but instead of having a volume label it says E: Access Denied.
 
Nothing I've done seems to be helping. I've even downloaded and tried to boot to Ubuntu Live CD, but it won't boot in my system. My old Linix Knoppix disks won't boot either. They used to, but for some reason they won't anymore.
 
I have a lot of music and personal files I need to save from this hard drive. Anybody have a way I can fix this "Access Denied" thing??
 
 

Answer:Vista slave drive Access Denied

First you have to take ownership of all the files... right click on your drive - goto properties - then the security tab - then advanced button - goto Owner tab - then edit button - then 'other users or groups' button - type 'everyone' then ok - now select everyone and check the 'replace owner on subcontainers and objects box' click ok and wait for it to finish. If this was the operating drive out of another computer you may get some/many/50-100 'access is denied' prompts keep pressing the 'continue/skip file' until finished. click ok on all the open windows.
Now right click on the drive again - goto properties - then the security tab - then advanced button - goto Permissions tab - then 'change permissions' button - remove all entries with the remove button - click add button - type 'everyone' - select 'full control' and make sure 'apply to' is set to 'this folder, subfolders, and files' - click ok once - check 'replace all child object permissions...' then click ok on all the rest of the boxes
you should be able to get to everything.

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Hi all,

I just wondered if anyone could give me their opinion on a hard drive I'm trying to fix.

A friends Sony Vaio Laptop needs to have his documents retrieved and I've taken out the 2.5 hard drive and attached it to my Win XP Pro machine using a USB to IDE cable which works fine on all drives I've used.

However I can access all files on the drive EXCEPT the "My Documents" folder. It just says access denied..

Is there anything I can do whilst accessing this drive as a slave? I read that some machines have the capability to lock hard drives to particular hardware, could this be it?

It seems strange that I can access all the other files I mean what do you do if you genuinely need to recover documents if the main machine has died?.

Any help would be really grateful.

Regards

Steve Harris
 

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Hi there... I just got a new computer and am moving all the files from the old hard drive on my old machine onto the new machines hard drive. I set the old drive up as the slave and the new drive up as the master and was in the process of moving all of the files in my documents over to the new drive when all of a sudden it would not let me touch any of the files in my documents on the old drive. Specifically, I can navigate my way into my documents, but then once I get into my documents, my mouse will not allow me to touch anything in my documents, and the program moves into not responding status. What could be causing this? Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
 

Answer:cannot access files in my documents on slave drive.??

was the old drive FAT32 ? and what is the OS of your new system and old system
 

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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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Following the article in Issue 104 regarding installing a new hard drive I decided to take the plunge. I have purchased a 120GB HD to complement my 40 GB HD. I set the jumpers to slave for the new HD connected everything up - no problems so far. Windows starts up ok and a message appeared to confirm the new hard drive. However, when I go into My Computer, the drive does not show up - yet is there in Device Manager. How do I get it recognised in My Computer and assigned a drive letter?(I am using Windows XP)Presumably, at some stage it will also need formatting as well?Apologies for what is probably a simple question but I am realtively new to all of this and any help would be appreciated.ThanksMark

Answer:Problem with Slave Hard Drive

If you format it , it should show up .

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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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Disk management.I have a 80Gb master running XP home and a 120Gb slave. The master boots into windows with out fault. The slave showns in the bios, post, in device manager, disk drives and atapi drives.There is no way to format the drive through windows as it's not shown in my computer or disk management. the drive was working fine and has a ntfs file system.I have tried booting with a XP installation disk, with the 80Gb disconnected and tried to force a format. This stopped at installing windows page.I have tried an ultimate boot disk with kill disk and all the wiping tools. I have tried to rebuild the partition through test disk and other utilities, all fail. They can see the disk and all report it as a 120gb maxtor hard drive.I have downloaded the maxtor / seagate utilities but they do not see the disk and so can not work on it.I have tried Ubunti, it loads from cd and when I ask it to load onto the hard drive, it sees the drive and sets up the full partition and as it starts to install comes up with a F3 virtual drive error.In all instances the drive is seen and recognised as a maxtor 120Gb. It just will not let me work on it:-(Any suggestions to what I may of missed?

Answer:Slave hard drive not seen in my computer or

Also have tried Fdisk and fdisk mbr. Even tried to load Vista on the disk, just to check drive fitness.S.M.A.R.T.reports the drive to be fine and healthy.What I do get in device manager, disk drives, maxtor120gb, volumes and then populate is virtually zero for all settings.I think the mbr is damaged but nothing seems to be touching it.

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Just got a new HD and I dunno how to set it as slave so that my PC recognizes both so that i can format it. How do I do that?
 

Answer:Hard drive slave making

Try the the tutorial at this site :
http://howto.lycos.com/lycos/step/1,,5+26+36038+82+23520+11297,00.html
 

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Hi everyone!! I am new here and have a rather large problem. A while back I reformatted my master hard drive. Up untill this point, it was reading both HDs fine. Sice the reformat, the slave HD does not show up in "My Computer" and I am unable to read any data off of it. It does however show up in my device manager. Any ideas?? I am running Windows Media Center Edition.
 

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