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retrieving files from an old boot drive


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soboyle

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I have an older IDE hard drive I would like to retrieve data from, but its a boot drive, so conflicts with my current boot drive if I try to install it on my machine. The OS on it is trashed and corrupted with a bad sector so I cant boot from it.
Any tips on how to access this drive?
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there is a small plastic jumper on the drive that needs to be moved from a MASTER position to slave position. Then it will not conflict.

Or, place it on the second ide controller from your motherboard by itself.
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Right, I should have known that.

Thanks for the answer gerryf.
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