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Ide hdd not accessible in win7-64b

By wdunmars ·
My old winxp had graphics burnout, cpu still runs.

I bought a new system with win7 home premium installed. I want to hang my old winxp ide hdd off the open ide connector. Content of old ide hdd cannot access in win7.

Old mach:
GW 700XL P4
win xp pro 32bit
1gb ram
350gb ide hdd

New mach:
GW DX4300-15e AMD Phenom II
Win7 home prem 64bit
8gb ram
1T sata hdd

Help Please
Dunhill

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Couple of possibilities here

by OH Smeg In reply to Ide hdd not accessible in ...

You need to set the Jumper on the IDE Drive to Master and plug it onto the end of a 80 Way IDE Lead that is plugged into the M'Board at the other end and make sure that it is correctly connected tot he M'Board and HDD.

Then Open the BIOS and make sure that the HDD is being correctly identified by the Hardware and save the changes as you exit the BIOS.

If it's not appearing in Windows you will need to go to the Drive Management and allocate a Drive Letter. If the Drive Management insists that the drive is not formatted you need to connect it to a XP System as it was formatted by a old version of XP prior to SP2 and neither Vista or 7 will be able to read this HDD.

If the system doesn't boot into 7 but attempts to load XP this is because you have fitted the IDE Drive and it has become the Primary Boot Device some BIOS's work this way and if that happens you need to connect it via a USB Lead and not the IDE Lead as the System will not be able to locate the necessary files on the Primary Boot partition to load 7.

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Ide hdd not accessible in win7-64b

by wdunmars In reply to Couple of possibilities h ...

Thanks for the advice. I tried your suggestions. Thk God the system always boots with no issues. I tried booting to the old winxp hdd, drive started to boot in new pc, but hung up with an error in Seagate overlay program for large drives. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Here you need to do a Repair Install of XP

by OH Smeg In reply to Ide hdd not accessible in ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

That will rewrite the HAL File and allow the system to boot XP. Though you may need to reinstall the Seagate Overlay before proceeding any further on the new system. Although it shouldn't be required because it's there it has to be redone to properly address the new IDE Controller so that the drive can be correctly mapped.

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Your original question was for Dual Boot ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Ide hdd not accessible in ...

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=325344&messageID=3239393&tag=content;leftCol

I take it you have abandoned this possibility?

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Your original question was for Dual Boot ...

by wdunmars In reply to Your original question wa ...

Dual booting has become secondary. I'm just looking to save my data right now. Thks

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The Culprit

by willcomp In reply to Ide hdd not accessible in ...

"Seagate overlay program for large drives" -- apparently Seagate dynamic drive overlay utility was used to partition and format hard disk (needed when disk size is not supported by BIOS). Once that is done, hard disk can only be accessed when installed on original system or installed as boot disk on a similar PC.

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