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Old 06-23-2006, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! My computer's motherboard broke recently so i bought a new board. Now I want to back up all of my files from my Hard drive before i format it for my new board. My hard drive is a 300gb seagate SATA. I tried connecting it to another computer but unfortunately it doesent show in the computer's "my computer". Now i tried to use the harddrive's cd software that came along with it. I think it was seagate discwizard. Anyways the program won't let me add the harddrive unless i format it and lose all of my files Please help me!! I need to back all these files up. Also i tried setting it up as slave but it seems that u can;t set SATA harddrives as slaves without formatting it. Please help me.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hello there, connect the HDD again and right click MY Computer then select Manage, after that a window will come up, and in the left hand pane select Disk Management, does it say Unallocated anywhere ?
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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uhhh. The computer with my drive is like very far away from me but can u tell me what to do if it said un allocated?? or tell me what to do if it;s not. i didint expect an answer this fast! WOW. I love this forum.
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does this drive appear in Device Manager ?
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Yes it does but not in my computer
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hmmm.... the best thing i can think of is to just format the drive but you want to back-up some of your files..
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yes exactly! My problem is backing up the files. Not the harddrive not showing in the "my computer" I just need the files. I tired that power desk thing it doe'snt do it either.
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is the HDD set to Master or Slave ?
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That's a problem. MY HD is sata. It don't have jumpers. TO set it as a slave i need to format it. but there's gotta be another way.
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have look on this site: http://www.lifehacker.com/software/g...ive-147855.php
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