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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Question Getting info off of old HD.

I have an old IDE HD and I would like to recover some of the info from it. When the pc crashed I believe it was something w/ the OS. ALL the hardware still works.

Can I put it into my current 'puter, scan it and then possibly get what I want off of it? I do have an avail. IDE connection as well as power, I'm just not sure about the jumpers and such.

I tried it once and it locked my puter up. I would really like to get my daughters baby pics from it.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 11:16 PM
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Use Hirons Bootcd.

I just did a recovery for a customer of mine.

recovered some "photos" that he thought he delated.

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If there's another device on the same IDE channel (CD, another HDD, whatever) this drive should be set as a Slave. Because it came out of a machine where it was the primary drive, it's likely set as Master. It could be freezing the computer you're trying to use for data retrieval cause there's already a Master on the channel & the devices conflict.

Master/Slave is almost always accomplished via jumpers, normally located between the power & data cable connectors. You might have to go to the mfr's web site to find the jumper settings, but most drives are labeled, either on the top or near the jumpers themselves. If it's set as Master or CS (Cable Select) try setting it as a Slave device. If Windows took a shit but the drive is otherwise readable, you'll see it as a new drive letter and be able to retrieve your data files.

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Use Hirons Bootcd.

I just did a recovery for a customer of mine.

recovered some "photos" that he thought he delated.
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Here's a spec sheet wich for the most part is greek to me. How do I set it to be found as an extra drive for storage and what not?

http://perso.orange.fr/rayp/HD/MAXTO...e/dmplus60.txt





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Disconnect your existing CD-ROM from it's IDE and power, use both of those to connect to your "old" hard drive. That should allow you to boot up. You will probably see the "old" drive as the D: drive.
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Disconnect your existing CD-ROM from it's IDE and power, use both of those to connect to your "old" hard drive. That should allow you to boot up. You will probably see the "old" drive as the D: drive.
think this would work in for my problem? (i basicaly asked the same question in a different thread)

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lol.. looks like it

As long as your "new" computer doesn't use SATA for connecting physical drives instead of the "old" IDE.

Give it hell man.. can't hurt.
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The new puter is SATA but there was an avail spot on the IDE cable. I went into BIOS to see what the CD/DVD rom was set as then removed the jumper on the IDE drive to be the slave and VOILA.

Now if I can find the baby pics I'm looking for.





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