Unable to access data on hard drive

the1wisewizard - Feb 2, 2010 at 07:13 AM
 Blocked Profile - Feb 2, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I just built a new system using sata drives and wanted to copy the data files from my IDE drives which were working fine.

I have a USB enclosure which I loaded the prior slave drive into and copied over without issue. However, when I load my old master drive, the system doesn't recognize it.

It doesn't show in the "My computer" list as a valid drive. It does show in the disk management as a drive without a label which I understand since there is already a C drive.

It doesn't give me the option to rename it, only delete it. I have tried setting it to slave both using the enclosure and directly to the IDE connection on the MB and neither allowed me to see the drive.

Since I want and need to keep the data on the former C drive, I need to find a way to either get it to slave up and be recognized as is or be able to give it a different partition name without destroying the data on the drive so it can accessed.

I appreciate any and all suggestions.


1 response

Blocked Profile
Feb 2, 2010 at 11:20 AM
Hi there,

On external enclosure you need to set the jumper to master,and on the mother board if being plugged move the jumper to (cs) computer select and allow it in bios setting.