Windows xp hd into a windows 7 computer?
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:58 AM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:50 PM
After my last post I left the F drive unhooked, removed the XP Pro disk and inserted the Linux Puppy disk. It did not find the C drive.
Knowing that a week or so ago I had this computer up running the Linux disk and was moving Pics, Docs and such from the C drive to the F drive with no problem. I shut down the computer and hooked the C drive as well as the F drive back up the way they were.
Now get this.... The Linux drive found and will open both drives as long as they are both plugged in to the computer! What is up with this?
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:05 AM
That may be a reason why they won't work if they are not both connected.
On the back of the drives which of the connections does it have below.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:06 AM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:15 AM
What is your arrangement regarding connecting these drives to the motherboard and we also need to know the jumper settings?
For example the C: drive should be on IDE 0 (or 1 on later boards) set as Primary Master and the jumpers set to Master
The F: drive should be connected as Primary Slave and the jumpers set to Slave
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:38 AM
The IDE wire has not been unplugged from the motherboard for ages. Under the socket that the IDE cable is plugged into, the words are printed on the motherboard "PRI IDE".
The IDE cable runs from the Motherboard and the middle connection is plugged into the "F" drive or slave drive. The jumper wires are set in the Slave drive position. The end connection is plugged into the "C" drive and the jumpers are set to the master drive position.
Thank you for your patience and I hope I have explained this clearly...
Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:08 AM
Have you checked the bios to see if it even identifies the hd at all?
No. After checking the bios the only hd that is listed is identified as Maxtor 6Y080Po]. I looked on the "F" drive to see if I could find that number and it is not on there. But regardless, the slave drive is a Maxtor 80 Gig hd and the master drive is a Maxtor 40 Gig. I can't help but believe that the "80" in the id 6Y080P0] indicates the slave drive as the only one being recognized. What do you guys think?
Why will the Linux disk find and run this hd but the XP Pro disk won't?
Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:56 PM
While double checking plug connections on my hd's I noticed that a pin is missing on the IDE plug on the master hd. It is either #2 or #39. ( I can't find a good map of this connection) When you unplug the hd and look directly at it with the label side up, it is on the far right side on the bottom. Could this be my culprit? If so why does the Linux drive still recognize and open it?
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