Re: Vista Home Premium Won't Recognize My Old Hard Drives
> Does the motherboard bios detect the drive?
> On Tue, 25 Dec 2007 06:33:01 -0800, srcstcbstrd
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote:
> >> "srcstcbstrd" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5251295A-83D8-46B4-9FDC-0B5191810F21@microsoft.com...
> >> >I recently purchased a new system with Vista Home Premium 32bit OS. I have
> >> >a
> >> > couple of hard drives (Maxtor) that I would like to recover some files
> >> > from
> >> > but when plugged into the new computer, they just don't register. Can't
> >> > see
> >> > anything when using IDE or have the hard drives on an adaptor for SATA.
> >> > The
> >> > old drives do have XP Pro on them. Is there a clash between OS? How can I
> >> > read and recover the info I need? I have gone to the Microsoft site to
> >> > make
> >> > sure I have all the updates. I have gone to Maxtor to download the up to
> >> > date
> >> > installation software. Still nothing. I have checked the BIOS and the SATA
> >> > ports are initiated (and have talked to the manufacturer HP about the
> >> > issue
> >> > and they can't see a problem). I have been able to recognize the old hard
> >> > drives when I still had the old computer (cleaned it up and gave it to my
> >> > son
> >> > with a new hard drive installed). Would like to recover data and start
> >> > using
> >> > the old drives as a back up system. Any suggestions or am I pooched?
> >> Ensure that the drive jumpers are set correctly. Go to this website for
> >> Maxtor info
> >> http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00dd04090aRCRD
> >> --
> >> Mike Hall - MVP
> >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
> >> Thanks Mike,
> >Sorry, should have mentioned that the jumper is set to 'slave' on the 80g
> >drive and according to the 200g drive, it is a 'slave' with no jumpers.
> >Double and triple checked this before installing. Still no response from new
> >computer as far as recognizing either hd (doing one at a time and placing
> >them on the next in line SATA port - even tried removing the DVD drive from
> >SATA 1 and placing a hard drive there with no luck)
> Thanks Andy - no the bios does not recognize the hard drive. It only recognizes the hd that came with the computer although I did check to see that all the SATA ports are enabled.