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Old 11-01-2004, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. I just trying something. My old 29.6 GB hard drive just crapped out on me and started to fail, the start up went first. I just bought a new 160 GB hard drive and Windows XP home edition. I upgraded it and got the 160 GB HD to work and im trying to hook up my old HD to a slave drive so I can extract some important files off there.. or what i can extract off..

I'm pretty sure I did it correctly because when I had turned on the comp with it was making the clicking sounds the 29.6 GB HD was making before the start-up crapped out.

I dunno if this will help but on startup I turned on the monitor and it said something along the lines of,

"Updated C:/ 160GB and CD Drive"

Then it restarted and did it one more time then it opened XP. I tried to look around for the new slave drive but it was as if i didnt install it.

I think the problem is I don't have adminstrative powers.. but then again im wondering is there a way to get around that? or do i have to tell the comp I gonna be installing a slave drive before I do it?

Any help would be appreciated. Thx!
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If ur harddrive makes clicking sounds its dieing like u mentioned. I think it died.

you can try this (assuming its still working):
-make sure its jumpered correctly (slave)
-make sure the channel is set as "auto detect"in ur BIOS
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I think so for the most part. Yet, When it was clicking, I could access it every once in a while, awkwardly it stopped clicking for a couple days and then it was fine, then it started clicking again. Then it flopped. *shrugs* ohwell i bet this aint helpin. lol

I gonna try to do it a few more times and if I cant get into it ill toss it
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Thread moved to hardware zone as this is a problem and not a hardware tip

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Old 11-02-2004, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if i had a dead HD. id do experiments on it b4 i would toss it...

like put it in the refridgerator for an hour or so and get it realy cool. then hook it back up and see what it does.
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Sorry Im kinda comp illiterate lol. i thought a hard drive was hard ware.
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yes, a harddrive IS hardware.

This thread has probably been moved because you posted in "Hardware TIPS" instead of the "Hardware zone"
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