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johnsoncolleena

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gerryf could use your help please
i think i mess up not sure
ok heres what i did
installed true image removed 160g media hd installed new 160g hd
copyed the 20g to the 160g prompted to shut down and did that and it finished this is when i shut down and put the new 160g as the primary and the old 160 as the slave ok now the computer booted and still has the hd error and it is not showing up in my cmputer but is in device manager. ok i looked at it again and i might have plugged the cable master/slave into the wrong hd's but had the jumpers correct?ok switch
the cable master/slave opposite and it is exactly the same showing the new on as c: and not showing the other

my questions if you or anyone can help are:

do i now have 2 160g hd with the old 20g data on them and how can i find out

did i do right and its just not detecting the 160g media hd for some reason.

sorry for the long post but im lost again

thanks again
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I'm soprry, but I must be tired and that's not making a lot of sense to me.

First, leave the old secondary 160gb out of the equation

In fact, don't even plug it in yet.

You have the new 160gb in and it is booting into windows, correct? How much drive space is showing?

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not related at the moment but what exact error were you getting with the other drive in place ?
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ok in the begining i was getting a hard disk error on start up we
came to the conclusion that the hd was failing, this would be on the hardware board ok i assumed it was the 20g original hd not sure now
anyways cloned the 20g to the new 160g and then took out the 20g pu in the new 160g this is where i think i went wrong first i think i set the ribbon opposite the new one slave and the old 160g the master but with the jumpers opposite the jumper set at master and the old at slave and
i did not leave the old hd out of the equation
tried switching the ribbon connections but it looks the same either way
c: 136 free 149 total any idea what to do/ find out what i did
thanks again
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ok, so

the new drive is in and working. It is set as the master (not cable select and not slave)

The old 20gb is on your desk and not connected in any way shape or form.


The new 160 is reporting as 149--that sounds about right. First, windows reports actual mb, or 1024kb=1mb..harddrive makers quote a mb as 1000, so you lose some there. Windows also sets aside a portion of the drive for use later, for example, if a bad sector is found, windows will move data to the unused space, and mark the sector as bad. So, I think, that is ok.

Now, insert you second 160gb drive, set it as a slave to the first. Start the PC. First, is it seen during the hardware detection? Second, you say it is in the device manager? What about disk management

right click MY COMPUITER, choose MANAGE, then scroll down to DISK MANAGEMENT

What do you see in the top window and the bottom window on the right?
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all i had to do was go to disk management and assign a letter to the drive.
i didnt lose any data its all perfect and thanks for ur help thnx a lot.
im going to reboot to make sure i dont have any more drive errors

Edited by johnsoncolleena, 18 February 2006 - 11:46 PM.

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great...that was what I was thinking...sometimes windows gets confused...had the same thing happen to me two weeks ago

This was the SMART error, then, from a couple weeks back?
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It is indeed the second drive that was showing failure


Reallocated Sector Count 140 1 1 13608 Pre-Failure: Imminent loss of data is being predicted

what this means is that your harddrive was losing sectors and windows was moving date to the unallocated space at the end I spoke of earlier

You get that error when the extra space is almost gone--you will lose data because windows cannot move data to a safe space on the drive, since there is no longer a safe place to move it to--the extra space is all gone
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wich hd are u sayin had the failure 160 or 20 gb
i got the error again and the 20 is no longer in
i just had my brother read the report from everest
and he saw that it was the old 160 that had the problem not the 20gb
the old 160 is my media drive so now i have to fix that

Edited by johnsoncolleena, 19 February 2006 - 12:39 AM.

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that's what I said, it is indeed the second drive, the old 160gb
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