Jumper Settings for Quantum Fireball LCT15

April 27, 2011 at 15:33:55
Specs: Windows Vista, 4 GB
I took the Hard disk out of my daughters circa 2000 Compac desktop and want to use a IDE Hard Drive Enclosure to read and copy the pixs and folders onto my Vista HP laptop. I changed the settings to my previous HD that was inside and initially I could read the drives. It took a very long time to view and to finally copy some folders, with white screens and no response happening throughout. By the time I copied only 20 items, the messages I got started to say; In order to open this file, you must format the disk. I cancelled and tried to safely remove and close the HD because I assume that formatting the disk would delete all the folders on the drives. I attempted to open the HD again, although it was a slow process, the HD was recognized but I received the same message about formatting the disk. I could not see any folders! So what jumper settings do I need to get this HD to be read? What do I do now?

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#1
April 27, 2011 at 17:58:46
You can download this pdf:

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/...

but it's probably not the jumpers. You may need to put it back in the original computer and burn that stuff to a cd.

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#2
April 28, 2011 at 05:53:32
I can't do that since the computer was left in a water damaged basement. I threw the shell away. I wrote down the original jumper cable settings but is that the one you use in a HD enclosure. It was in the Cable select mode.

When I turn it on, it still says it needs to be formatted. Won't that wipe the entire drive? How can I save the original pixs? No copies exist.


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#3
April 28, 2011 at 09:50:03
The jumper settings ought to be printed or marked on the disk. Not sure I have seen one that didn't have some way to know by some markings.

Some of the externasl require that no maste/slave/CS choice be made. Simply try it without any jumpers. It can't hurt to try.

Some of the external's may be lacking or failing in some area so I'd suspect that.


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#4
April 28, 2011 at 10:58:53
Yeah, it's not uncommon to hear stories of a good drive put in an external enclosure and then not be seen properly by the OS. I don't know why that is. Do you have a desktop PC where yoiu could connect it internally?

And yes, if you format it everything will be gone.

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#5
April 28, 2011 at 16:29:34
Thanks DAVEINCAPS and JEFRO for your replies. I put the HD into the enclosure without the jumper cable and it was recognized but it told me that it had to be formatted inorder to read it again. So... I guess I am out of luck.

If I find another PC, and take out the existing HD replacing it with this one, is that all there is to it? No other things I have to do inorder to read the folders?


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#6
April 28, 2011 at 19:29:48
If the drive has windows 98 or ME on it you can swap it with the PC's current drive and boot up with it. But then the OS will start installing drivers for all the new hardware. That can be difficult to work through. Check my # 5 here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

It works the same with 95, 98 and ME.

If you have XP or probably 2000, it won't boot up and will leave you at a blue screen.

The best thing in either case is probably to install the drive as a slave to the PC's existing drive. That way you'll boot up the PC with whatever OS it currently has and the drive from the old compaq will show up in My Computer and you can view and move its files and folders.

Also, if the compaq drive has XP on it and the computer you attach it to has 98 or ME, it won't see the XP drive unless it's partitioned fat32.

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#7
April 29, 2011 at 09:21:13
I guess it could have come out of a computer that did some wacky stuff. The old bios's had a way to put in wrong chs data.

Also you may have used some compression scheme or maybe some bios workaround scheme. Like a bios overlay.

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#8
May 11, 2011 at 20:32:52
A friend of mine told me to try to recover the data through Stellar Windows Recovery software. I solved the problem by installing the Windows recovery software on my Vista laptop and then reading the drive from the HD Enclosure. I was able to recover all the pictures from the HD but it did take time like 2 days. Not all of the pictures were completely viewable but 98% made me happy to have recovered that much.

I am currently trying that same process on another HD that I had from another XP OS PC but am not having as any luck. The HD Enclosure is running and my computer would not acknowledge its presence. When it finally did show up on the recovery software, It took days to read 200 thousand of the 117 million sectors and nothing could be previewed. So I think I have to give up or try again when I have weeks to play with it.

Any suggestions for this HD recovery?


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