Can't access HDD

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doek - Aug 19, 2009 at 04:46 AM
sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 - Aug 22, 2009 at 04:09 PM
Hello, My laptop has a power up problem but I want to access its HDD which is a Hitachi DK23CA-20 out of a Compaq Evo N160. The OS on this HD is a Linux OS: Ubuntu 8.04.
I bought a HDD case enclosure which suits both IDE and SATA but I when I have it all connected I cannot view its contents in my PC which runs Vista. The Device Manager has registered it but I do not have an icon through which to access it.
It was suggested to me to make sure I was running the HD as a slave so I made the necessary jumper settings as per instructions on the HD itself. Still no luck.
Is my problem to do with trying to view Linux on a Vista setup? Can anyone help me?

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sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 183
Aug 20, 2009 at 06:24 PM
do a search for a linux/ubuntu distro live cd.
this is the operating system on a cd.
bung this in, and you should be able to access your drive to recover any files that you need.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GettingUbuntu
and instructions on its use
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

hope this helps
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Thankyou my friend. I did what you said and I now have access. regards: D
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sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 183 > doek
Aug 22, 2009 at 04:09 PM
glad to have helped
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