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malteser1 Posts 50 Registration date Thursday November 11, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen September 19, 2013 - May 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Malteser Posts 32 Registration date Friday November 6, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 6, 2012 - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Hello,
I had an old computer and removed the hard disk which was still in good condition, and attached it to another pc with sata/ide cable. it worked fine but I did not transfer all data coz i was in a hurry. Next time I re connected this hard disk to continue with the transfer I had a message which told me to insert disk. The hard disk was working as I could feel it but the computer was not reading its data even though in 'my computer folder' there was the removable disk! Any ideas why I can't read the data? I tried to connect other hard disks and also changed to an other pc but with no result of getting any data from each hard disk.

Thanks.


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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
May 30, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

Click on Start --> Run --> Type diskmgmt.msc and click on OK.

Disk Management will be opened.

Then right-click on your drive ---> Select "Change Drive Letter and

Path.." --> Click on "Change" and assign different drive letter.

Change the volume name by right-clicking on your drive and select properties.

Enter your volume name.

Good Luck.
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Malteser Posts 32 Registration date Friday November 6, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 6, 2012
Jun 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM
only the hard disk inside the computer is showing. The external drive is not detected neither when i insert the usb. nothing is seen in my computer.... just the normal internal drive.
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
Plug your external drive --> Click on Start --> Run --> Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
"Device Manager" will be opened. Is there any yellow mark ?
Good Luck
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Malteser Posts 32 Registration date Friday November 6, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 6, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM
thanks I will give it a try.
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Malteser Posts 32 Registration date Friday November 6, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 6, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM
did as you told me but there is no yellow mark. where do I have look when device manager opens?
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 2, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
Does it still show your removable disk in "My Computer"?
Good Luck
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