hard drive transfer from old computer

By kamikazeweasel ·
I just rebuilt my computer and want to transfer some files from the old C drive (160g ide xp) to the new one C(1t sata vista). I already installed windows vista on the 1t but when I plug in the old one 160g I can see it under the device manager but nowhere else. I can't seem to access it do I need a drive transfer software and if so what do you recommend.

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Are you connecting via the motherboard or

by Jacky Howe In reply to hard drive transfer from ...

through USB. If you are connecting via the Mobo you will have a Jumper on the drive and it should be set to Slave. If it is in a USB enclosure the recommended Jumper setting is Master.

Right click on My Computer, select manage, and then click ?Disk Management.? If the drive is not present in the Disk Management window or if you are not able to access it, then the drive may have failed. In this window you should see all of your connected physical drives, their format, if they are healthy, and the drive letter.
Change the drive letter of the drive. Right-click on the drive in the list, and from the resulting menu select "Change Drive Letters and Paths"
Click on Change so you can change the drive letter. Click Change.
Select a new drive letter from the drop down list, preferably the one that is not normally used for this drive. EG: U:
Click Yes on the confirmation screen and you are done.
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disk 0 dynamic foreign

by kamikazeweasel In reply to Are you connecting via th ...

Ok I checked it out in disk management. It shows up but it has a yellow ! mark by it and is labeled disk 0 dynamic and foreign. Not sure what I'm doing from here, but thanks for the help so far my jumper was on cable select instead of slave. Any idea what I can do from here to access it. I can view the properties, import foreign disks.., and convert to basic disk........ Wait it helps if you read the help file. I imported foreign disk and it should work......Boooooyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa!!!!! It work!! All systems go!!! I can get to it!! Thanks!!!!!!

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Thats great

by Jacky Howe In reply to disk 0 dynamic foreign

<i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome. </i> :-bd

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