external drive not recognized

October 17, 2009 at 11:40:42
Specs: Windows XP
hello:

I took my old drive from my old computer before I got rid of it. The old drive had the C and an F partition and was the boot drive for that computer. I hooked it to my new computer via USB2 and windows found the new hardware, it is listed under the disc management tool (no letter) BUT---it is not listed in my computer and I therefore cannot access the data. The new computer is also xp.

any idea what I did wrong? how can I access the drive? also----where do I put the jumper if applicable?
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#1
October 17, 2009 at 14:04:23
are you saying you are using an external enclosure? Why not set the drive to slave and run it with your new computer?

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#2
October 17, 2009 at 14:55:48
... if you're using it via usb2 all my external usb drives are set on master

... google the harddrive name & number for jumper settings or go to drive website.

... most have them displayed on the hd drive cover


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#3
October 18, 2009 at 11:32:57
I do not want to crack the case until the warranty on this system is up. I bought a usb2 to ide cable with power supply and hooked it up to usb2 rather than buy an enclosure.

Also--it is now set to master.


thx again for any help


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#4
October 18, 2009 at 22:44:16
"...Also--it is now set to master..."

... does that mean it now seen?

... if not try rebooting with the device attached!

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#5
October 19, 2009 at 12:42:50
Hi:

The latest---the drive shows up in device manager, it shows up in disc management w/o a letter and a right click is greyed out for letter assignment. So---I still cannot read. maybe it was a mistake to try to turn a internal drive to an external one, though I cannot understand why it should not work.

thx again


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#6
October 19, 2009 at 13:24:10
... how about hooking it up on the same ribbon cable as slave as " XpUser4Real" suggests

... just to see that eveything is ok

... perhaps even removing your other drive for time being and hooking up the drive as master and using partition software to remove other partition just having main primary one! ...although it should still show via usb device without this done.

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#7
October 19, 2009 at 13:56:09
Look at the last post in the link below.

If that doesn't help then try booting in safe mode as Administrator and see if that helps.

You also may need to take ownership of the files/folders. The second link below describes how to do that.

If the file system is FUBARED then testdisk should be able to fix it. A link to download testdisk is the third link below.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/1...

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

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...


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#8
October 20, 2009 at 07:54:21
Thx for all your help on my problem


peace


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#9
October 20, 2009 at 09:33:36
spotty

So have you solved your problem or not? If you have it would be helpful to know how.


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