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s601superflow 02-11-2009 01:32 AM

problem with sata + ide installation
 
Hi All,
I had a problem with my computer & had to reformat my ide hd carrying the operating system. I also have two internal sata drives for storage.
the reformat / reinstal (windows xp) went ok but i cannot now read the data on the two sata drives . I am prompted to reformat these drives. If i do that I will loose my data. I do not want to do that. I have two external ide that when connected via usb read OK. I have tried shutting down dissconnecting tyhe sata drives rebooting with only the ide. Then reconnecting the sata drives. but the problem remains.
If I buy an external sata enclosure and connect them via usb will I be able to read & recover/ access the data?

All comments & help appreciated.

best regards
Lew

Hefemeister 02-11-2009 01:35 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
did you install the sata drives for your motherboard? what motherboard do you have?

s601superflow 02-11-2009 01:43 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Mother board is ausrock939 cpu AMD 2200 64 Athlon. the drives are not set as raid array. I have installed the sata drivers from the mb installation disc.

I am a bit of a novice at this sort of thing. I don't mind buying the external usb enclosure if this will allow me to access the data about 7000 photos. & several travel home movies.
As they were on non system hd I foolishly thought they would be ok
Lew

Jello Man 02-11-2009 01:48 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Maybe you should consider the option of throwing down some money for SpinRite, I love that thing but the only downside is that the license is kinda pricey ($89), but whenever I get a HDD issue, it tends to be able to repair the drive. Or if the drive is FUBAR, it at least lets you take as much usable data off it as possible. Since it's a purchase maybe look to it towards the end if any other methods of repair don't work.

Here's a link for a look-see:GRC*|*Hard drive data recovery software**

s601superflow 02-11-2009 01:59 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Thanks for that, I may have to go down that path before I am finished.
Lew

Hefemeister 02-11-2009 02:07 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Is it the 939dual-vsta?
ASRock Motherboard - Product - 939Dual-SATA2 - Download

or the 939dual-sata2?
ASRock Motherboard - Product - 939Dual-SATA2 - Download

I noticed there were 2 different sata drivers for these boards. Did you install both?
ULi SATA driver ver:1058f
JMicron SATA2 driver ver: 207

I would download the latest from the website and install these 2 drivers. You shold not need data recovery because most likely the drives are not failing. Your operating system is just not recognizing them. Do not format the drives.

s601superflow 02-11-2009 02:52 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Hi Hef,
Drivers down loaded, & updated, drives show in my computer, click on them for information & the drives nee formatting message still pops up.

Lew

Hefemeister 02-11-2009 03:57 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Have you done all of your windows updates?

s601superflow 02-11-2009 04:31 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
Yes I believe so, after installing the OS the system loaded 28 windows updates at the first shut down, Auto updates has been running since then.

Lew

Hefemeister 02-11-2009 05:14 AM

Re: problem with sata + ide installation
 
what service pack? sp1, sp2 or sp3?


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