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IDE to USB Bridge Troubleshooting

By aefarid ·
Hi

I have a problem with the IDE-USB bridge, I was upgrading my PC using a new SATA drive, and as the data on the old IDE drive is required I desided that using USB bridge would be usful.

But...

When I mount IDE to the new PC, the windows can read the drive showing in the device manager the IDE as disk drive and is working probably but it is not shown in my computer and can not read it

Note that, I am using the same OS win XP pro SP2, I put the jumper in Master port.

And...

If I use another USB port it gives me a msg "windows can not recognize the drive" and does not read it at all, so I tried to restore the windows but with no use, knowing that I was just installed the windows, I restared the comp, but the same result, nothing in my computer but shown in the device manager.

Can anyone please advice how to deal with such a problem.

Your help is very appreciated.

Best Regards,

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yes it has an IDE cable

by aefarid In reply to Please explain what your ...

my MB has ana IDE cable but, what I want to achieve is to show the data on the IDE HDD using that USB bridge and can not do that as I explained before, instead of removing the case cover and fan power cable every time I want to access this IDE HDD

thank you for your help

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Jumper

by TheChas In reply to IDE to USB Bridge Trouble ...

Check the drive manufactures data sheet for the drive.

For most hard drives, you only use the Master jumper when a slave is present.

The single drive default is usually no jumper.

Chas

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I did

by aefarid In reply to Jumper

I reviewed the manufacturer data sheet, it says to use the jumper on the master
I did so and I got what I explained before

thanks for your help

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You just answered your own question?

by ComputerCookie In reply to I did

Please supply more detail when you ask questions.

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Please read

by aefarid In reply to You just answered your ow ...

please read the firt post I made to get the details you need

anyway here it is

""" have a problem with the IDE-USB bridge, I was upgrading my PC using a new SATA drive, and as the data on the old IDE drive is required I desided that using USB bridge would be usful.

But...

When I mount IDE to the new PC, the windows can read the drive showing in the device manager the IDE as disk drive and is working probably but it is not shown in my computer and can not read it

Note that, I am using the same OS win XP pro SP2, I put the jumper in Master port.

And...

If I use another USB port it gives me a msg "windows can not recognize the drive" and does not read it at all, so I tried to restore the windows but with no use, knowing that I was just installed the windows, I restared the comp, but the same result, nothing in my computer but shown in the device manager.

Can anyone please advice how to deal with such a problem""""

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Try this there may be a problem with the Drive

by Jacky Howe In reply to IDE to USB Bridge Trouble ...

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive

Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test"
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Works with all manufacturers

Western Digital "Data Lifeguard"
http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#dlgtools
Works with WD drives only


Fujitsu "FJDT"
http://www.fel.fujitsu.com/home/drivers.asp?L=en&CID=1
Works with fujitsu models only

Samsung "hutil"
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Hard...ties/hutil.htm
Compatability unknown...

Seagate "Seatools"
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools
Works with Seagate drives only

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Check this out

by Jacky Howe In reply to IDE to USB Bridge Trouble ...

Have you ever plugged in a USB drive or any external device with a hard drive and wondered why you cannot see it in My Computer?
More than likely the cause is that Windows renamed the drive to a letter that is already in use. This will happen if you have several card readers, thumb drives or external hard drives attached. It will also happen if you are on a network and have mapped drives.
To find the drive and then rename it, you'll want to right-click on My Computer and select Manage.

From the Computer Management screen, select Disk Management.

In this window you should see all of your connected physical drives, their format, if they are healthy, and the drive letter.

In this instance I am going to change the drive letter of my USB drive. Right-click on the drive in the list, and from the resulting menu select "Change Drive Letters and Paths?"

Click on Change so we can change the drive letter. You might notice that you can select Add, which would let you mount the drive into a folder if you wanted to. We don't want to, so just click Change.

Select a new drive letter from the drop down list, preferably the one that you usually use for this drive.

Click Yes on the confirmation screen and you are done.

< Haven't tried it yet>

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Strange issue

by aefarid In reply to Check this out

Sir,

I did exactly as what you said, I go to the Disk Managment, but the drive did not appear it only apears in the device manager
and the "safety removal" icon on the tool bar and nothing else appears

but I connected a flash memory as a test I worked fine with no problems at all related to the letter issue

strange!!!! right?

could it be a problem with the brigde it self
but if it was, how come the drive appears in the device manager and every time I connect the toolbar shows a new hard drive added

thanks for your help

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Strange issue

In Device Manager right-click your device, and then click Properties, Driver and select Uninstall.

If your device is not listed in Device Manager, it is not recognized by your computer. You need to install a new device driver manually.

To install a driver manually

Close any open programs.
Start the Add Hardware Wizard.
Click Next, and wait for Windows to search for Plug and Play hardware. Most newer hardware is Plug and Play, so you will rarely need to go beyond this step.
If no Plug and Play hardware is found, a list of hardware types appears. Click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list, and then click Next.
In the Common hardware types list, click the appropriate hardware category, and then click Next.
In the Manufacturers list, click the manufacturer of your hardware, and then in the Models list, click the model name.

Or, click Have Disk if you have an updated or third-party driver to install for your hardware.
Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

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Ide to Usb

by tushar.k In reply to IDE to USB Bridge Trouble ...

install the usb drivers if it is not so pls repair the os

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