500 gig sata drive

October 21, 2009 at 13:27:32
Specs: Windows xp, 2.8p4/1.6gig
i had to replace my power supply and pcb board on my 500gig sata drive...i reinstalled my os to an 80gig seagate and it booted up fine,,i plugged in the data cable to the sata and tried to boot up again and it boots up through the bios inital bootup and stops on a c:\ prompt. it wont boot on up to the os,,help please..ive got 17000 pics on the sata drive that i somehow someway need to get to. tks

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#1
October 21, 2009 at 15:27:09
please respond to my post,,im having alot of trouble, the bios reconizes the drive, as a 500gig seagate, but when i try to boot the computer up with the drive connected, it boots through the bios and stops with a command prompt c:\. i unplug it and the computer boots on up,,please help

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#2
October 21, 2009 at 15:54:23
Swapping PCBs on a hard drive is a very iffy proposition. It rarely works unless the boards are identical with the same engineering level.

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#3
October 22, 2009 at 04:33:02
mr. aegis1. tks alot..please help me,,the pcb board i put on it was from an identical 500gig sata that i bought my mother in law at the same time i bought mine at the same store..the bios reconizes the drive, but whenever its plugged up to the computer, the computer boots up through the bios and stops on

microsoft windows 98 (1996-1998)
c:\

when i orginally reloaded the os to the 80gig,, and windows was installing it looks for all installed drives and u pic the one you want to install on ..i saw the sata drive as an option, it even gave the name of the drive that i had given it...i desperately need this stuff off of this drive. please help me


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#4
October 22, 2009 at 04:55:20
You could try a Live Linux distro (to recover the data):

http://www.livecdlist.com/

May want to read this first:

http://www.geeks.com/techtips/2009/...


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#5
October 22, 2009 at 05:15:58
would this work, would this allow me to access the hard drive and im not sure i know how to do this properly...can u guide me,,is this the best thing to do

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#6
October 22, 2009 at 05:22:16
This may sound stupid, but did u check the jumper's on your hard drives? You know, master/slave.

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#7
October 22, 2009 at 05:49:21
Ignore my last post, sry. I was informed that all SATA's are in effect Masters. I need more coffee.

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#8
October 22, 2009 at 17:33:44
heres the thing, i have a dell motherboard with a 2.4gig processor. it seems to be running the phoneix bios. the problem i was having with my sata drive was due to after i used gateways system restore cd to use gwscan to rewrite zeros to a hard drive, apparently is installed a boot partition to my sate. so in essense my computer was tring to boot from the c drive on my sata which had no os but wouldnt try to boot from the 80gig seagate that actually had the os. what i dont understand is only after i took my drive to a computer shop and he plugged my drive into his computer did his bios give him the option as to which c drive he wanted to boot from or should i say which hard drive period or cd or floppy it said. so he told it to boot from his drive and once he got booted up he went into disk management and deleted the c: partition on my sata and now i am able to see all my data on my sata drive. why dont i have the option when i boot up like pressing f11 or something like that and it will bring up a window of one or five drives depending on how many i have and allow me to select which drive i want to boot from..he had an ami motherboard..thanks brad

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#9
October 23, 2009 at 12:09:54
plz notice my last post plz

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