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Solved: Can I access data from a SATA or IDE hard drive on a system it's not configur

Q: Solved: Can I access data from a SATA or IDE hard drive on a system it's not configur

I am wondering if I can access files on a SATA or IDE hard drive installed in a desktop computer with no other hard drive installed. Meaning, the drive I am trying to access isn't configured with drivers for the desktop's other hardware or motherboard. There is no other drive installed in the desktop. I was wanting to know if I could use a boot CD (Hiren's or Linux) to use as way to access files, pics, etc. and transfer it to a usb flash drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Can I access data from a SATA or IDE hard drive on a system it's not configur

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Can I access data from a SATA or IDE hard drive on a system it's not configur

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One of my computers is configured with four SATA (non-RAID) drives. (I've used this setup for about a year). The other day, I noticed that one of the drives (main backup) was missing all of its data. The drive still shows up in Disk Management as (D:"healthy') as well as in Windows Explorer. However, a right-click "Properties\Local Disk PropertIes" check, shows the drive as having zero bytes; an indication that there is no data on it. Additionally, a direct click on the drive letter initiates "The disk in drive D: is not formatted", etc. This has caught me completely by surprise, as the drive showed no early warning signs of impending failure at all. (BTW, the drive is a WD 640MB). Could it be that the data on the drive is now kaput?

I hesitate to deploy some of the many software data-recovery methods I currently have, because of creating irreversible data-lost condition. (Experience tells me that I may be screwed already). [choke]

If anyone has experienced this problem or know of a possible solution, please feel free to chime in. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Internal SATA Hard Drive Data Has Vanished!

Sudden death of a drive is not an impossible thought, and would be my first bet. Sounds like the file system got the first bit of damage, as it's not a case of slowly deteriorating to a corrupted, useless state... In other words, it's not completely dead, but what's dead in it makes all the other healthy parts useless.
Just my thoughts, can't know for sure...
 

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I have a friend who has a hard drive that he can't access the data on. He says it's a SATA2 hard drive.

He has tried to re-format it (by overwriting, not using a new partition) but he gets an error saying that the data can't be accessed. Also it crashed during one of the attempts. He also tried deleting the partition to save his hard drive (the partition takes up the entire hard drive's capacity) but got the same result. If he attempts to run the already installed Windows 7 on the hard drive it gets past the 'starting windows' screen and then automatically restarts.

This problem started when windows was carrying out an update but the computer shut off before it could complete. Then it was all downhill from there...

Does anybody have any last effort ideas for saving the hard drive and possibly the files on it?

Since I'm speaking for my friend I might not have all of the details, so please let me know if you need any more and I'll try and find out.
 

A:Solved: Hard drive can't access data, may be corrupted

You need to find out the manufacturer of the drive and use their diagnostics to test the drive for errors.

Ultimate Boot CD is a bootable CD with all the manufacturer's diagnostics that you can use to test it: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
 

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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I'm not too familiar with SATA HDD's and I don't have this problem (a friend of mine does). He has this SATA HDD that he has used from his previous PC for awhile. He built a brand new one. So he figured he could use the same HDD from his previous PC with the new PC that he built.

The problem is, he realized that he can't use the HDD from his previous PC. Now he wants to know how he can extract the data from the hard drive? He has a brand new SATA HDD with Windows XP on it (I believe its XP), is it the same concept as an IDE hard drive? Make the Primary hard drive "master" and the secondary hard drive as "slave" by placing the jumpers in the correct pins? Since SATA don't have the pins, is it configured through the BIOS?

That way he can transfer whatever he has from the old hard drive to the new.
 

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Hi there

I have been trying to help some friends who had problems with their old hard drive (running Windows XP pro). They could not boot from their hard drive - the system was stuck in some kind of loop. I managed to get it to stop on a blue screen which indicated that some files may be damaged/corrupted. I tried to repair/restore but to no avail.

They have agreed that their system needs to be upgraded, but they would like to recover the data on the old disk if possible. I have purchased an enclosure - plugged in the disk drive. I have connected to a PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Although the drive is recognised, the system cannot read it. It wants to format the drive (which I have not done!)

The hard drive is Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (part # 9EU142-310). I do not have any jumper - do I need one to set the drive as a slave? Also is it an issue that I am using a Windows 7 OS rather than the same as the original OS.

The enclosure is IT-CEO IT735 USB 2.0 external hard drive enclosure.

I have gone beyond the limit of my expertise - I would be very grateful for any help.

Many thanks

SP
 

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Hi,

This is my first post on here, so please be gentle!

I am using Win XP Pro and have a couple of 2.5" SATA laptop hard drives that I need to get the data off. I am connecting the drives via an external USB adapter and can see the hard drives (connecting them one at a time) in the device manager and in disk management. However, wheras I can access my "C" drive from disk management, I cannot access the new drive - all the icons are blank.

I'm really stumped as I've never had this problem on an IDE hard drive

Any help would really, really be appreciated - I have looked for answers on this forum for Viruses, etc. and its always been 100% accurate and helpful

Thanks,

Ian
(one confused computer user)!

A:Data Recovery From A Sata Hard Drive

Try assigning a letter to the drive.Right-click the drive and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, and then either accept the default drive letter or click the drive letter that you want to use. Click OK.How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP

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Hey my ps3 recently buggered itself and before sending it in to get fixed / formatted i want to retrieve the data on the sata hard drive. When i connected it to computer and activated through computer management, it asks me to format that hard drive ... erasing the information is there a way to access it without purchasing a plug n play external HD case?
 

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Trying to recover some files from bad hard drive using usb to sata hard drive enclosure
submitted 2 minutes ago by mdwilson82
I have an Asus K55a. I had a Hitachi 750gb hard drive that failed on me. I went out and bought a new samsung ssd 250gb hard drive and replace. Computer is up and running on Windows 7. My computer has 8gb of ram. I have an 1TB external hard drive. I had most files back up with the exception of a very important pro tools session i was working on right before the crash. I need to recover it.
Before buying a new drive i downloaded ubuntu live cd on a different computer and used it to boot up computer. I recognized my hard drive but wouldn't let me "mount" to it. It also said my hard drive health as : "will fail soon" or something like that. Also, showed that I had tons of bad blocks or sectors, somewhere near 20,000.
I went out and bought a usb to sata hard drive enclosure. I put old drive in and plugged it into computer with my new drive in it. In "my computer" it shows the old drive as drive "e". And in bios, the hitachi is recognized. The problem is when I click on the drive it tries opening or loading for several minutes and then eventually says "E: is not accessible, parameter is incorrect". It then also freezes my computer and makes me hard shutdown.
I downloaded ontrack easy recovery but it says I need a drive large enough to fit all the data on old drive. I can use my external but I have import... Read more

A:Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure

With that amount of problems
Also, showed that I had tons of bad blocks or sectors, somewhere near 20,000.Click to expand...

recovery of anything is unlikely
see if you can access it from a cmd prompt with admin rights, change the prompt to E:
then if that does show type
dir
see if it will show the data
 

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were would I get a splitter canle for sata hard drive

A:Install second hard drive need a sata data cable splitter???

Hi, You can't split SATA data signals.  SATA power yes, but data no.

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Hi there, im wondering if there is anything wrong with running three hard rives off the same power source. Basically coming form my power supply (antec 550 watt) im looking to split a single molex into three SATA power cables for the three hard drives b/c i have the molex to sata power splitter to do so. This way the case can stay a bit neater. But am not sure of the reprcussions of doing so if any.

I can see in the case of a power surge that there might be an issue...but i think there would be an issue either way if there was a power surge. But other than that i think i should all right...i think. But id rather ask first and she what ya all say before i go killing three drives with one stone.
Also, with the SATA II data cables that have the metal latch for keeping from coming dislodged....can those work on drives that are only sata I. Well im sure they would work...but would the latch actually make the data cable from coming off easier if the drive isnt meant for it??
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
 

A:SATA / Molex Power and data cable hard drive question

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Computer: Dell Dimension 5100. 6 years old.
Current hard drive: SATA 250GB (think it's SATA 1). Dell web site says its ATA-133

Looking to: Replace the hard drive due to faults

Question: Can I fit a SATA 3 hard drive in this computer? Would this just work at SATA 1 speeds because of the old mainboard? Most of the hard drives listed for sale are now SATA 3.

Thanks for any replies.
 

A:Solved: SATA 3 hard drive to replace a SATA 1 hard drive?

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Hello all. I really need some help.

I just got a brand new Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop with Windows 7. My old laptop, a Dell 1545 Inspiron running Vista, died but I saved the hard drive (a SATA hard drive).

When I plug in my old hard drive to my new laptop, my new laptop recognizes it and a pop up box comes up to "open the folder and view files" for OS (F) and Recovery (E)

My files are on the F: one that comes up. I click on a folder under "Users" but it says I do not have permission to access it and I need to "click Continue to gain access". I do so and then a green bar takes a few seconds to load, and then it tell me I have been denied access. Then it says to click go to the security tab to gain access but when I click that, I get a big red X in a circle. Then the hard drive disappears from my Computer window and shuts off.

I really need some help because I have files I need from this hard drive. My even older Gateway IDE hard drive plugs in and works like a dream so I don't understand. Can somebody please help?

A:Cannot access my old SATA hard drive

You might try taking ownership of the disk. Take Ownership Shortcut

Were you using Bitlocker, a password on disk or other security feature on the old disk?

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Hi,

Hope someone can help me.

Something happened to my hard drive, and it ran checkdisk, but I guess could not repair it, it says there is not enough space to repair it. There was about 12gb free on the drive, it was a 500gb drive.

The drive is NFTS.

It is not my boot drive, just one of my 500gb data drives, music actually.

When I ran FileScavenger on the drive all the files are there, and when I recovered some to another drive they were fine. There are 27000 files on it. I could transfer all the files off the drive, but that would be a lot of work, take a lot of time, and I would have to buy another drive to put them on.

So the data is there and intact, just for some reason it cannot be "seen".

I assume this is file structure table thing issue (pardon my technical jargon ) . MBR? FAT? not sure exactly.

Is there a way to rebuild it so that the data can be seen again? or do I have to do the transfer dance?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Lost access to data on hard drive in Windows - how to get access back?

You will probably have to do the "transfer" dance, and reformat the drive. Chances are good that the drive is ok. The Master Boot Record (MBR) may be corrupted. There are utilities out there that can repair the MBR without destroying data
 

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I cannot get my Windows 7 x64 laptop to access my SATA Hard Drive connected via a USB adaptor. Upon connecting for the first time or after you have uninstalled the USB Mass Storage device, it successfully installs the drivers. But you cannot see the drive listed in "My Computer" nor access it.

If you go to Disk Management the drive is acknowledged but offline. I had no problem accessing an IDE drive connected via a USB adapter that was made by the same manufactorer that makes the SATA to USB I am using.

I have read/wrote to this SATA drive and USB adaptor plugged in several other machines using Vista and XP.

My SATA to USB adaptor:


http://www.dellartepc.com/images/usb_drive.jpg
http://www.dellartepc.com/images/usb_drive_power.jpg

A:Can't Access SATA Hard Drive using USB Adaptor

BUMP

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Well, My Aunts Hard drive died on her, or so Dell says. I noted talking to her on the phone that the drive seemed readable...meaning that she could attempt to load safe mode ect, and it would read files from the drive... it just stopped at the blue screen of death. So I had her ship it to me, hoping that maybe I could do something with it... she has a lot of curcial docs on the drive.

Anyways, the drive came, and when I initially plugged it into my motherboard, windows would not boot for me. It is a sata drive, so I thought, well why not get an external sata enclosure and make the drive hot swappable... So I got one that according to new egg had a usb port, however, the one that came did not have a usb port, only esata. This posed a problem, as I did not have an esata port in my computer, but after looking into it a bit I thought, well, maybe it is time to get one, so I bought one and it came today..

Ok, so now that I got the esata pci card, I put it into an available slot and booted the machine. Windows loaded fine, and did not detect any new hardware. I truned the drive on and windows did not see it, I tried to load a driver from the disk, but pretty much gave up there... Any and all advice as to how I can use what I got and make it work would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks so much in advance.
 

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Greets.

I have 2 serial ATA drives (IDE) that were used with Windows XP last year on another computer (NTFS format) and for which I need to recuperate the data. I unplugged my internal CD/DVD drive and plugged in one of them. Vista recognized it and instantly updated the drivers. However, the data does not show under Windows Explorer...i can see it under the device manager as unallocated...technically, I know the data is not deleted nor lost...

The question is : How can I retrieve this data?

The devices and models are :

Maxtor 53073H4 (30.7 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)
Western Digital Caviar WD2000JB - 00gva0 (200 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)

PS : I also tried the evaluation copy of BinaryBiz Virtuallab (data recovery software) and was able to see the data. However, the save feature was turned off...I don't think I have to resort to a data recovery program do I ??? There must be a simple way to perform this...

PS2 : Could the problem be that my PC will only read SATA hard disks of 150/300 ???

PS3 : If I buy an external enclosure (connected through a USB 2.0 cable), will Vista recognize the data then ???

..so many questions.... ;-)

Thanks for any help!

Acer Aspire E380
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+
Windows Vista Home Premium
D-Link DI-524 router
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS video card
RAM : 2047 MB
 

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Greets.

I have 2 serial ATA drives (IDE) that were used with Windows XP last year on another computer (NTFS format) and for which I need to recuperate the data. I unplugged my internal CD/DVD drive and plugged in one of them. Vista recognized it and instantly updated the drivers. However, the data does not show under Windows Explorer...i can see it under the device manager as unallocated...technically, I know the data is not deleted nor lost...

The question is : How can I retrieve this data?

The devices and models are :

Maxtor 53073H4 (30.7 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)
Western Digital Caviar WD2000JB - 00gva0 (200 GBs, 7200 rpm, ATA-100)

PS : I also tried the evaluation copy of BinaryBiz Virtuallab (data recovery software) and was able to see the data. However, the save feature was turned off...I don't think I have to resort to a data recovery program do I ??? There must be a simple way to perform this...

PS2 : Could the problem be that my PC will only read SATA hard disks of 150/300 ???

PS3 : If I buy an external enclosure (connected through a USB 2.0 cable), will Vista recognize the data then ???

..so many questions.... ;-)

Thanks for any help!

Acer Aspire E380
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+
Windows Vista Home Premium
D-Link DI-524 router
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS video card
RAM : 2047 MB
 

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Here's the story... I suffered what appears to be a bad sector in the config.sys fie. After going through of the diagnostics with
Dell support (nice guy) we came to the part of wiping out the hard drive (with data) and re-loading Windows XP. I balked at that and opted to buy a new hard drive which I installed as the C: and installed the old hard drive (with corrupted OS and all data) as the F:. So far, so good... I'm up and running. Now for the data...

I was able to drag and drop the shared data (all users) without a problem. I simply found it on the F: drive (the old hard drive) and moved it to the C: drive (new hard drive with new OS installed). The problem is, I have 4 users, three of which are password protected, and I need to access the data. In fact, I'd love to copy over all the data, preferences, etc. I recreated the users within the new OS and maintained the names and the passwords. However, so far, simple drag and drop won't work. Further, it appears that the password protection is still in place. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...

A:Access Data on old hard drive

Welcome to TSF.

We can't help you with the passwords, but you probably have to take ownership of the folders.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP.

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I have got a system that was running xp on a sata hard drive which was cloned onto a second sata hard drive. The main hard drive started freezing on the welcome screen and so I started using the second hard drive but the same has happened to that. I could not boot in safe mode or last known good configuration etc.
I decided to format the first hard drive and put xp back on it but every time I try to do so after it has been formatted and the xp files have been loaded onto the drive when it comes to reboot in order to load the files the computer will not load the files and just starts the whole process again of setting up windows and then giving me the option of formatting etc I am just going round in circles.

Is there something special that needs to be done with a sata hard drive in order to put xp on it?
Does anybody have any idea what the initial problem was with freezing screens?
 

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Hi there,

I am trying to install a Seagate 500GB SATA hard drive to my old DELL Dimension 4500.

I have previously installed PCI Controller Card from Masscool. I also installed and updated the driver on my old IDE hard drive.

I am not seeing an option in my BIOS to detect the hard drive.

When I get to Windows and open up My Computer it does not detect the drive but it does detect the SATA DVD drive I have installed to the controller. When I open the device manager it sees a hard drive connected but sees a SCSI drive.

Lastly when I open the program that I installed as a raid controller it does detect a SATA hard drive but it isn't allowing me to do anything with it.

Ultimately I would like to install this new hard drive and no longer use the old IDE one. I believe the next step is to access the RAID BIOS but I have no idea how. I would appreciate any help anyone could give me.

Thanks in advance,
Tom
 

A:Trying to install a SATA hard drive on an old system.

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I have a 750Gb hhd with thousands of hours of tv shows on it. well i can't get vista to recognize it in explorer. Disk mngt will recognize it and I don't want to format it without pulling that data off first. How do i get the data off in order to format the drive???
 

A:Solved: getting data from an unformatted sata drive

Is the disk one that was originally installed with your current OS or onethat was pulled from another system? Is it an internal drive being used as in ainternal, iternal as external, external as internal, or whichever?
Does it have an OS on it, ot just data? If you can give a bit more info will help
 

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Hello, first timer here. I have two old HP pavilion Enternainment PC of which either the monitor is broken or the grafic card was down. I can not use them anymore to get access to the content of there hard drives. I was wondering, is there a connection cable/ port to which I could connect the hard drives and connect them to my current, HP laptop? Via USB cable or something? So I still could access the data saved on the hard drives? Basically, can internal hard drives be made an external hard drive via a docking station of sorts? One hard drive is an Samsung 250 GB, model: HM250JI Thank you for any insides to this













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A:How to access data of old laptop hard drive?

@apprenant You can buy an IDE to USB and a SATA to USB. This is the one we use. "SATA"  REO

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I got a new 160gig HD and when i installed it on to my computer i made it my primary drive, reinstalled my os and all my applications on it, after about a month i realized it was a bad idea so i formated mt first HD (40gig) made it my primary drive again and reistalled my os on it, but now i cant access the data of my 120gig drive, windows sees it, but when i go to explore the hard drive it sais "This drive is not formated/n Would you like to format it now?..Y/N" I have some critical data on that drive and all the backed up data from the 40gig so formating it isint an option for me.

Help?
 

A:Cant access data from my slave hard drive

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Have just installed Windows 7 on a dual boot with Windows XP. Can not seem to get to display the material on that external HD. See this HD indicated in Devices and Printers and can click on the properties for this. How do I display the partitions, folders, etc. on this HD as I can in Windows XP???

A:how to access data on external hard drive

First, is the drive connected via USB, eSATA or Firewire?

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it was taken out of a dell 1520 laptop. the laptop died, but i have a lot of files on the hard drive that i'd like to
access. thank you, boyd.
 

A:how access hard drive data from laptop

It depends on how the laptop has died.
Take a look at this TSG library article for a few ideas.

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/How_to:Handle_when_your_computer_won't_turn_on
 

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I was just looking around and I saw a thread that indicated that it might be possible to transfer a Windows XP Pro hard drive to a new system.

I'm wondering if this is true or not because at the moment I am looking at getting new Intel D865GSA Motherboard to replace the same type of motherboard because it failed on me. I was also looking at putting in a similar processor as well. The original motherboard was an Intel D865GSA and the Processor was an Intel P4 640 processor.

That was the original hardware that was in there when I installed Windows XP on the hard drive, but due to the age of the hardware people have told me that it would be better to just upgrade the motherboard, processor and memory. I've been looking at the idea of doing that with a barebones system and I could do that, but I would need to use the hard drive that Windows XP Pro is currently installed on without any loss of actual data.

It's important that I keep whatever data is on there due to a legal case that I'm dealing with, but I don't know what will happen if I try to upgrade things so that it has a newer motherboard, processor and memory that can support Windows Vista or higher.

What can I do to make sure that I can access this drive as is without any loss of data?. I don't mind doing device drivers at all as that won't affect the data, but reinstalling XP will cause it to lose the data and at the moment I can't back it up or print it because of what happe... Read more

A:Moving Windows XP Pro Sata Hard Drive to new system

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My Win XP aro PC has two internal SATA drives. The OS is installed on drive C. Drive F is the other one, used for data

I was moving some files from drive C to Drive F and the machine crashed, giving me a delayed data write error. After that the F drive was not accessible. It either wouldn't open or I'd access denied errors.

I tried running chkdsk f:/f, which has always worked in such situations on external drives. It didn't work at first, giving me access denied errors, then I rebooted and I ran it - it didn't work the first time, I got unrecoverable sector errors.

Finally, after 3 attempts chkdsk seemed to work, but after that the Windows immediately froze. I shut it off and now it won't boot up. I get the windows splash screen then it just freezes on a blackened screen.

Please help!

A:SATA Hard Drive failure, system won't boot

I just ran the drive diagnostics from the setup screen - I get Drive I... Fail. Return Code: 7.

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I have just bought a new computer with no operating system.
AMD Athlon 64 with ASUS motherboard
200gig sata hardrive

I started an intsallation of a copy of XP professional but it asked for xp with service pack 2 which i don't have on that disc.
I reset the computer but now when i turn it on it comes up with the message 'Error loading operating system_'

I have bought a new and legal version of xp home with sp 2 but i can't get past this error message.

I think i have to somehow wipe the sata hard disc from bios but i don't know how to.

Can anyone help please

Thanks
Tim
 

A:How to wipe a sata hard drive without an ooerating system

2 ways you can do this...
1) Travel to bootdisk and DLoad a WinME bootdisk if you have web acess on another machine. Extract the zip to a floppy, then boot up in the new machine...
At the A: prompt type format C: and hit enter. This will prepare the drive for an OS When it is finished remove the floppy and re-boot with the XP CD in and you will now be able to run setup.
2) Determine who's SATA drive and go to the manuf. site and DLoad their HDD utility. This will also prepare the drive and you should be good to go.

patio.
 

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Hello, this is my first post here. I have an HP Workstation x4000 I use at work for Designing CAD Models. This is an old computer. My problem is that I am out of room on the Hard Drive. It is a 58 GB SCSI,68pin HP Hard Drive. My IT support guy purchased me a 1GB SATA Drive,Raid Card,enough Memory to fill the MEC Card, and Norton Ghost to flash over the new Drive. My problem is, the Card he bought will not fit into the Mobo. The ribbon in the Computer has an empty plug and a power plug,but they are for a 68 pin SCSI Hard Drive. Is there a cable made that I can use to simply plug the SATA Hard drive into the 68 pin ribbon,or do I need a card? Do they make such a thing? My boss is extremely frugal and doesn't want to hear that the best thing would be to replace the 12 year old computer! Thanks for any help you guys can give me
 

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My desktop PC motherboard/PSU recently died; it ran Windows XP Home. I enclosed the hard drive in a hard drive enclosure. Now I am trying to access/copy my files from the old hard drive, using a friend's laptop (also running Windows XP Home).

At first, I could see the directory of folders in the old hard drive but not the files themselves. So I followed the steps in this article to take ownership of the relevant folders (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421).

After taking ownership of the folders, I was able to see the actual files in the folders. However, when I tried to copy them to the laptop, I get something along the lines of this error message:

Error Copying File or Folder
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Cannot copy <<filename>>: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use.
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Does anyone have any idea why I still cannot access the files, which I believe I've taken ownership of? The disk is not full, the files are not in use, and I don't think they're write-protected.

Does this problem have anything to do with encryption of files? Any help for this computer-illiterate person would be appreciated.
 

A:Access is Denied (data on old hard drive) - Windows XP

Hello ultyhogwash

Make sure you took ownership properly especially the last part

Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the “Access Denied” message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click “Apply”

You also mentioned encryption. Did you encrypt the files? That would stop you accessing them
 

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