Solved Conner cp30104H hard drive problems

May 30, 2017 at 12:57:52
Specs: MsDos
Hello! Glad to be on the forum.
I have a Conner CP30104H that came completely blank. We are using this for a backup hard drive for a machine(CNC) we have. I installed MSDOS 6.22 on it. I then tried to connect it to a USB to IDE on a Win7 computer to recover the acronis backup I made, but windows won't recognize this hard drive. I tried all the jumper settings and still nothing. Any ideas? It says I can't intialize the disc. Sometimes it will show this and sometimes it won't show anything at all. Thanks for any help.

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June 3, 2017 at 21:53:51

I got it to work finally. For some reason when I copied the files from the acronis backup to the floppy disk, it did not copy them all. It skipped 34 files one being a tool.dat (<~~important) file, and several of the setup files. So I xcopied those into the software folder and it booted right up with all the setup parameters. Awesome. Thanks for everyone's time I really appreciate it.
Best regards


#1
May 30, 2017 at 13:15:57
First make sure the Master/Slave/Cable Select settings on the drive are correct for the USB to IDE device you're using. Also, external drives (especially those under 540MB) within Windows can sometimes be problematic. Your best bet would be to install it internally and make sure the machine sees the same parameters (cylinders, sectors, heads) as the machine it was used on (presumably the CNC router). Hopefully they're both seeing this:

http://www.computerhope.com/hdd/hdd...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#2
May 30, 2017 at 13:49:43
Install the HD In the machine I'm trying to use to do the backup? The jumper setting are correct. I'm thinking maybe it would be easier to backup it up another way. I just started using Acronis and it's got me all messed up using these older systems. Should I get the original hard drive and try backing it up another way maybe?

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#3
May 30, 2017 at 13:57:20
There's a similar thread here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum...

The word from the manufacturer was that this ancient drive may just be too slow to work with Windows 7.


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#4
May 30, 2017 at 14:00:44
Thanks I read that earlier today but not much help. I will try an alternative way. I did try to use win XP and it did the same thing BTW.

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#5
May 30, 2017 at 21:42:56
Drives, especially older ones, should be partitioned and formatted on the machine they're to be used on.

Also, some of those really old drives, although IDE, were non-ATA compliant. You might check that drive's specs to make sure it's ATA compliant.


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#6
May 31, 2017 at 06:25:50
Ok so I opened the acronis backup and copied everything to floppy disks. Copied a: c: /s. And it worked for the most part. But it seems as some of the information keeps getting lost or there's a certain way to load the setup files inside the actual software. The program is up and running but empty. None of the setup files are getting transferred over. I'll probably have to call the company to see what I'm doing wrong there. Thanks for all the help!

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#7
June 3, 2017 at 19:03:05
Ideas?

Use SCSI drive for backup
Use tape drive for backup
Interlnk
Network card
USB floppy drive emulator
8gb SSD / SATA->40pin
40pin Compact Flash adapter
40pin SD adpater
Zip drive
PCI PATA card for the 7 box
Another IDE disk when that one is full.


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June 3, 2017 at 21:53:51
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I got it to work finally. For some reason when I copied the files from the acronis backup to the floppy disk, it did not copy them all. It skipped 34 files one being a tool.dat (<~~important) file, and several of the setup files. So I xcopied those into the software folder and it booted right up with all the setup parameters. Awesome. Thanks for everyone's time I really appreciate it.
Best regards

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