SATA HDD on IDE pc

Medionpc / Awrdacpi
June 3, 2009 at 07:15:01
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.8 GHz / 511 MB
I have added a SATA HDD from another pc to an old pc using a Serial ATA PCI Host adapter. this HDD contains data i need to keep. after installation and reboot i cant see this drive. In device management i can see the drive as a "Foreign" drive.
Can anyone tell me how i can access this drive without having to loose akll of the data on it.

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#1
June 3, 2009 at 09:20:41
Did the adapter come with sata drivers? You need to install sata drivers for the drive to be usable.

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#2
June 3, 2009 at 13:53:21
As previous poster said, you need to install the drivers for that card, it should have been supplied with a driver disk.
In addition your XP will need to have SP1 or higher installed to use a sata drive.

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#3
June 3, 2009 at 14:57:56
In addition to the above advice you may need to take ownership of the files/folders on the old SATA drive. To learn how to do that go to the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421


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