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Need help transferring files from IDE Hard Drive to SATA Hard Drive

Q: Need help transferring files from IDE Hard Drive to SATA Hard Drive

A friend of mine has asked me to transfer some music and picture files from his old IDE hard Drive in a HP Pavillion System, to his new SATA hard drive in his new Dell System, it sounds like it should be a fairly simple process, but my question is, what is the best way to just copy these files and not the entire hard disk?

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A: Need help transferring files from IDE Hard Drive to SATA Hard Drive

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Hello,

I have an old sata internal hard drive with Windows XP installed and various files I'd like to recover. I hooked it up to my Windows 10 desktop and can view it in "This PC" but when I attempt to access it it suggests I reformat the drive. I don't actually need the drive itself, I am only interested in recovering the files on it.

Is there any way to access the files on the old hard drive without having access to Windows XP or Windows 7 machine?

Would it be possible to access the hard drive on a Windows 7 laptop with some sort of Sata to USB adapter?

I found this topic where one user said it should be as simple as just plugging it in.


Thank you!

A:Transferring files from Windows XP sata hard drive to Windows 10 PC

Originally Posted by Technohero


Hello,

I have an old sata internal hard drive with Windows XP installed and various files I'd like to recover. I hooked it up to my Windows 10 desktop and can view it in "This PC" but when I attempt to access it it suggests I reformat the drive. I don't actually need the drive itself, I am only interested in recovering the files on it.

Is there any way to access the files on the old hard drive without having access to Windows XP or Windows 7 machine?

Would it be possible to access the hard drive on a Windows 7 laptop with some sort of Sata to USB adapter?

I found this topic where one user said it should be as simple as just plugging it in.


Thank you!



Hi Technohero and welcome to Tenforums.

Yes, you should be able to hook that drive up to any system, using a SATA to USB adapter of some sort, or even plugging it inside your rig, and you should be able to do this in Windows 10. However, if the drive has some sort of damage, Windows will tell you to format it first before using it. So, is it a pretty old disk? Has it been dropped/damaged in some way?

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Hello,

I want to install a new hard drive to replace my old hard drive, it came with software to transfer data from one hard drive to another, my question is how do I hook up two hard drives to the motherboard at the same time?

Thanks.
 

A:Transferring files from old hard drive to new hard drive

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Hi. I have a virus infected sata hard drive with windows 7 on it. It has the win 7 anti virus 2012 on it, and it's a cybercriminal virus. I have lots of files I want to transfer to the new sata drive. I already have windows 7 installed on the new drive. How do I get the files from the bad drive to the new one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive

You could make your own external HD, & than copy/paste over.
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ard-drive.html

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I'm not sure anyone can take the time to explain this to me. I have an old HP computer that I have taken out the hard drive. (it has all my old music on it). I wanted to add the old drive (windows 98) to me new HP that has windows XP. I've been able to hook up the old drive and get onto it, but have been unsuccessful with converting the old files to my new computer. I am NEW at all this and am just quessing with all this. Please help. I do not have the disk to upgrade the windows 98
 

A:Need help transferring files from old hard drive.

So you just want to have your hard drive from the 98 machine in your XP machine? Thats simple enough. You've already done all the hard stuff.

You need to look at the back of the hard drive in your XP machine (probably are going to have to take it out of the computer to do so) and make sure that the little plastic piece that is covering up/attached to 2 pins is set to the MA pins or Master. Then on your hard drive from the 98 machine, set it to SL or Slave. Put the drives back in your XP machine, connect them up (power and the big wide grey cable) and you should be all set.

You WILL NOT however be able to successfully run Windows98 on your XP machine and the programs off of that 98 drive, that is just something that cannot be done, not easily at least, and it would be FAR too much trouble to do.

What problems with files are you having specifically if you've already done what I outlined above.

Hope that helps. Also, read the thread in my signature if you get a chance, I think it will help you out in the future around here.
 

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Normally when we transfer files to an external hard drive, we just drag and drop.


To transfer files from many different locations, we may need to drag and drop a few times.


IS there a software that enables us to select all the files we want to transfer, and then initiate the transfer, transferring all the files in one go.

A:Transferring files to hard drive in one go

Teracopy can probably do what you want. Also verifies files after transferring to make sure they didn't get corrupted.

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I need to install a new hard drive on my system. I need to replace the drive C from which all programs, including Windows XP, boot. I have 240 programs installed on the machine I am using now with the old drive. What is the best way to transfer programs from the old drive to the new drive? I have Spotmau PowerSuite Pro available but have never used PowerSuite.

Thank you in advance for your rreplies.
 

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After transferring all of my saved files (pictures, videos, mp3s) from my 500gb Seagate external hard drive to my new Western Digital 2tb hard drive, over half of everything has been corrupted. I don't know why, I am devastated right now.

When I first started transferring all of my files to my new external hard drive, I realized I had to format it in order to transfer large files. So I had to go back and copy everything right back to my old hard drive. After I finished formatting the new one, I copied everything back to it. Now not only are most of my files from the new one is screwed up, but most everything on my old external hard drive is corrupt too. Is there a way to fix the files that has been damaged and why did this happen in the first place?
 

A:Files bad after transferring to external hard drive

screwed up how? can you be specific? If the files were corrupted on the old hard drive and you attempted to copy them the OS would give you errors while copying them. If you did not get an error message while copying them than the OS (I assume windows) did not see them as corrupted.
 

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I Dont have much ram left on my desktop. I would love to free up space on my desktop and move alot of files to my 1 TB External Hardrive so i was wondering Which Files I can OR Cannot move to my external HD without effecting the performance of my desktop.

Btw, I have Win XP
 

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Hi, don't really know if this is a hardware or software problem, but here goes. I have a lot of media files on a 160gb external hard drive (not partitioned, but has a lot of folders) that I want to transfer to a 320gb external one that has 4 partitions on it and use the first one for my computer backup only.

I started copying files straight from one drive to the other which worked fine for about 12 or so songs. When doing the same with the next lot they seemed to transfer ok but a message came up in the system tray saying 'write delayed failed. Could not save the information for N:\$Mft. The file has been lost. This could be caused by a computer hardware problem, please save the file elsewhere'. (This is the partition I am transferring the files to). When I okayed that another message kept coming up with the same wording only the letter of the partition had changed to the next 3 partitions on this drive, but I was not using them at all. Even the recyclers & restore files were lost.

I tried transferring a few files to my internal drive first which worked okay, but when transferring them to the external drive the same thing happened again. I have explained this as well as I can. I am at a loss as to what to try next, so I am hoping someone can help please.

Sorry if this is long winded but I thought I'd better explain what I had done and what went wrong. Thanks for reading and in advance for any help offered.
 

A:transferring files from one external hard drive to another

Im not sure, only advice I have is to maybe recreate a partition and see if it works.

Yeah, Im not much help, but i figured if i replied, your thread would make it back on the top so the real geniuses can figure it out.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex 745 with Windows XP. It came with a partitioned drive. The C: drive has 20 gb of space and is 95% full. The D: drive has 212 gb of space and is 2% full. I would like to transfer files from my C: drive to my D: drive, with the goal of leaving operating system files on the C: drive and everything else on the D: drive. How do I (i) determine which files I can or should transfer and which files I cannot or should not transfer (presume beginner's level of familiarity), and (ii) make the transfer? Thank you.
 

A:Transferring files in partitioned hard drive

Only move user files, like your pictures/word documents. If you need to move software, the headache you could cause isn't worth it. Uninstall the software and install to the other partition. You can move the whole of your my documents, my music, my pictures, etc... Some reference may stop working, but that shouldn't be much of problem. Just create a new folder on D:\ called documents, pictures, etc... and move the files in to those folders.
 

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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Hi all,

I'm transferring files from our server to an external hard drive for backing-up purposes (transferring a few hundered folders at once totalling around 5GB).

During the middle of a transfer it stalls and cancels and says there are too many characters in a certain file/files. How can I prevent this from happening. I don't want to manually remove files with long names (if I have to, is there a way of doing a search for files that contain a certain number of characters in their names).

Any suggestions appreciated.

God bless,

Phil.
 

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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Hello,

I own an iphone 6s and Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive.

I always transfer my photos/vids from iphone to my ext. drive I did NOT back up anything on icloud.

Today I connected them both to my desktop per usual.

I transferred Folder 135 (896 photos/vid) and Folder 136 (144 p/v) to Folder August 2018 on my ext. drive.

Once the transfer was complete, I checked Folder August 2018 to confirm that iphone folders 135 & 136 had transferred successfully, which they did.

Safely removed ext. drive.
Deleted folders 135 & 136 from iphone FROM my desktop, then disconnected my iphone.

I plugged Ext. Hard Drive into my laptop, opened Folder August 2018 which now ONLY contained Folder 135. The Folder 136 was gone.

I returned to my desktop and opened Folder August 2018 which also showed only Folder 135, but this time instead of 896 items there were only 772! I safely disconnected everything. I repeated the process and Folder 135 now has only 127 items!

Does anyone know where these missing files went or how it happened? Also, is it possible to recover them or are they gone forever? :/

Please help,
Jules
 

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My computer is a Dell 8400 with XP Media Center 2005. I have recorded several movies which I intend putting on DVD eventually but so far only have one transferred to my 80 g hard drive. Now I cannot move two others to the external as it tells me I have no room and the 80g drive is only about 15% full. My main hard drive is a 160g and had about 100g free. What could prevent my not copying the movie files to the external drive?

CarrollM
 

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I just bought a Lenova k450e and upgraded to Windows 10. I have a My Passport external hard drive for backup. When I plugged My Passport in to the computer, it recognizes the hardware and allowed me to see the folders, but it would not let me open the folders and see the files, or any way to copy those files to the computer. Could anyone please help? Thanks,
 

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Perhaps try another USB jack.
 

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (M45 S2692) I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic, apparently it didn't go too well. Upon rebooting it never installed my software and I got the message "Operating System Not Found" I couldn't boot, so I switched back to my primary OS (Windows XP Home) I got a few errors when doing so,
"xmnt 2002 program not found" and "autochk program not found"
I did a little research and found that Some parts of my partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible. Well, lets just say that didn't go over too well. Now it wont boot at all. I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it. So, I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on. I bought a Manhattan SATA 150 to IDE Converter. I hooked everything up, the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive, but it is not visible or accessible. I trie4d changing the BIOS, changing it from Master to Slave. still no luck. If I change the pins to slave, I cant find the hard drive in Admin options. When it is there, I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my "My Computer". No luck. When I right click it, all I get is the option to delete the partition. I'm lost now, I have no clue what else to do, and I can't afford $150 to get it done... Read more

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (M45 S2692) I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic, apparently it didn't go too well. Upon rebooting it never installed my software and I got the message "Operating System Not Found" I couldn't boot, so I switched back to my primary OS (Windows XP Home) I got a few errors when doing so,
"xmnt 2002 program not found" and "autochk program not found"
I did a little research and found that Some parts of my partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible. Well, lets just say that didn't go over too well. Now it wont boot at all. I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it. So, I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on. I bought a Manhattan SATA 150 to IDE Converter. I hooked everything up, the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive, but it is not visible or accessible. I trie4d changing the BIOS, changing it from Master to Slave. still no luck. If I change the pins to slave, I cant find the hard drive in Admin options. When it is there, I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my "My Computer". No luck. When I right click it, all I get is the option to delete the partition. I'm lost now, I have no clue what else to do, and I can't afford $150 to get it d... Read more

A:Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive

If the desktop has SATA, then just plug the Laptop drive in, make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the IDE, and thats it.

If it doesn't, then the most painless way is an external USB Caddy - like this: http://shop.mcgtech.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2988/.f?sc=2&category=8641

SCAN IT FOR VIRUSES/SPYWARE BEFORE TRANSFERRING DATA!!!
 

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
Windows 7 OEM
System is about 6 months old
i7 860 2.80ghz
8gb ddr3 ram
Ati Radeon 5770
1tb hard drive
Motherboard model OT568R, chipset intel DMI Hostbridge
Power Supply Thermaltake 850w


So this has just occurred to me while I am transferring files from my computer to an external toshiba 1tb hard drive, its happened 2 or 3 times during the transfer and after I boot back up the computer this message will come up

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF96000171A8B
BCP3: FFFFF8800A2DBDB0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\111410-39031-01.dmp
C:\Users\RickQP\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-34117-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...8&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt


Thank you so much in advance for any help that you can give me with this issue.

A:BSOD system crash while transferring files to my external hard drive.

Hi -

The bugcheck on the lone dump -

0x3b (0xc0000005,,,) = system service threw an exception - 0xc0000005 = memory accesss violation

- Remove Daemon Tools/ Alcohol120

- Update these drivers -

Code:

LHidFilt.Sys Wed Apr 22 20:05:22 2009 (49EFB0C2)
LMouFilt.Sys Wed Apr 22 20:05:26 2009 (49EFB0C6)
atksgt.sys Sun May 17 09:36:34 2009 (4A1012E2)
lirsgt.sys Sun May 17 09:06:57 2009 (4A100BF1)

Driver Reference - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html#atksgt.sys


If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier -- http://jcgriff2.com/driver_verifier.htm


Windbg Logs
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


`

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Nov 14 02:45:38.306 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 2 days 12:48:30.446
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!xxxMNOpenHierarchy+17f )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: dwm.exe
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`00171a8b fffff880`0a2dbdb0 00000000`00000000
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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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.
 

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Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to clone a SATA hard drive with Windows XP to a USB hard drive, and rather or not if Windows XP would work well on the USB hard drive after it was cloned from the SATA hard drive. The USB hard drive would be the only hard drive used after the SATA hard drive with Windows XP was cloned to the USB hard drive.
 

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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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Hey guys, I was working with my grandfathers computer. The computer would not boot, it kept getting the BSOD with "Unmountable Boot Volume" At the top. Annoyed, I decided I was going to just back up whatever files were on it (Just his favorites, he has absolutely no documents or anything else)..by plugging his HD into my home PC as a slave and copying them to my flashdrive. Then I would reinstall XP Home on his Desktop, and use the flashdrive to put back his files...Sounds easy enough right? NO!!!!.....Problem is, his user account on the computer (Ralph), was Password Protected so now when I try to access any of his files (using Windows 7) I get a message saying Access Is Denied. How do I get around this. It is not possible to boot his old computer to take off the password. Are his files recoverable?
Thanks for any help!

A:Recovering hard drive files from unbootable, password protected hard drive?

You don't have to do all that to overcome an unmountable boot volume error...try running chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Start/Run...type chkdsk X: /r (where X is the drive letter assigned by XP and with spaces between k and X: and X: and /) and then hit Enter.

Louis

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I built my own computer, keeping the CD-ROM drive, cd-rw drive, and hard drive. I had to reformat my old hard drive to get it to work. I installed XP Pro, and partitioned it into two parts, one 10 GBs, the other 20 GB. Windows installed on the 10 GB portion, and the 20 GB portion is empty. I would like to transfer all the files from the 10 GB portion to the 20 GB portion, but every time I try, it says I cannot because the system files are in use. I would also like to transfer all files from a hard drive in a really old computer that I am giving to a relative so I don?t lose all those files, the old old hard drive is 7 gb, and runs windows 98. I would like to transfer the entire drive, including all system and personal files so I have two OSs on the new computer, to the 10 GB portion of the newer hard drive

System specs on new computer:
VA-20 motherboard
2700+ Semperon CPU
512 ddr pc2700 ram

specs on old computer:
900mhz Celeron
128mb upgraded to 256mb pc100
hp manufacturer
30 GB samsung hard drive
bought in 2001

Specs on old old computer
333mhz PII(I think)
64 MB ram
packard bell manufacturer
7 GB fujitsu hard drive
bought in 1998

both hard drives are IDE
 

A:Transferring all files from one portion to another portion of partitioned hard drive

If you have not loaded a lot of programs yet ,
I suggest the easiest way is reload the xp to the 2nd partition
that will get you dual boot.
as you add programs ghost them to the 2nd OS
the copying of the other drive is little simpler
get seagate harddrive utility connect up the 2nd drive as slave
copy to the drive letter of your 2nd partition
no OS is running on 2nd drive you should be OK
ps watch out on startup XP may not like the file struction of this drive get ready to abort chkdsk ,you don't want this to run
as the other drive is probubly DOS file system

Please read!!!!
 

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Hello, my computer had locked up not to long ago so I had to give it a hard reboot. However, now it doesn't seem to recognize my main hard drive. I have 2 sata hard drives plugged in and it only recognizes my other one. If i set the option for "Configure SATA as" to RAID in bios, it shows it in the boot list but then throws a BSOD with error code 0x0000007b. Also it seems the same BSOD error happens when I set it as AHCI. Both hard drives recognized but BSOD thrown.When it has "Configure SATA as" IDE it only shows the other hard drive. Any ideas?

My System is:

ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775
CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
 

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I just got a new comp and want to move my Galaxies and Godfather game files from one drive to the other.

I am wondering if anyone knows how get this to work, or, get it so i can run the program from a different drive than my primary drive.

thanks
 

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I am trying to move my files from the hard drive I removed from my old computer to the external hard drive. I want to be able to view the files before moving. Thanks
 

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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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Hello.
I'm selling this machine to my brother and building a new system, but i want to keep my HardDrive - lots of software on here already, ya see. Is there anything special i need to know? Can i just put this one in and go with it?
I'll have to update drivers for all the new hardware, obviously...but will the bios and drivers and settings already on the HDD interfere? What do i need to do before and after removing/docking it? Thanks a ton y'all.

btw...Here's probable new system specs...suggestions welcome.
ASUS A8N SLi Deluxe Mobo
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice CPU
2x512MB ValueSelect Corsair PC3200 RAM
2x eVGA GeForce 6600GT (SLi)
Sony DVD RW Drive
Xion Case (450wattPS, 2x120mm & 1x80mm fans)
 

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My gfs laptops hard drive stopped working. Infact the laptop stopped working. It starts up fine but midway through loading windows it just freezes. I suspected hard drive and so took the dard drive out and replaced it with hard drive from my laptop and it started fine though we didnt try to connect to internet
We then replaced the hard drive with another hard drive she was given by her sister (hard drive from sister was working) and it starts fine but when i try to connect to internet it asks me to isntall drivers for ethernet and other things
Where do i get these drivers as she no longer has disc that came with the laptop. Desperate
Thanks

A:Transferring hard drive into lap top

 
When you take a hdd with a Windows operating system installed from the computer it was originally installed on and install it in another computer you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a Intel article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen here.
 
Moving a hard drive with Windows already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended.
 
If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer you may not be able to start Windows. This is true even if you move the hard drive to a motherboard with the same chipset, as different hardware revisions can cause this issue as well.
 
Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you change your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error.
 
Please post the manufacturer of her hdd.  I will provide you with a link to a website which will have a DOS diagnostic image w... Read more

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Hi, I don't know if this is the right forum, but if I get a bigger hard drive can I transfer everything including bootable operating system over to a same size partition on the new drive?
 

A:transferring os to new hard drive

free 15 day trial, works gr8 http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/
 

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HI everyone,
i recently installed WIndows XP on a very very small hard drive (2 gb) and i have one used for data as slave that is 80gb. The reason i didn't install xp on the big one was becuase i already had a lot of important data on there that i couldn't lose, and i didn't want to risk it. But now i'm running into issues of space on the small hard drive and i need a way to transfer XP to the larger hard drive without risking loss of all my data.
Is this possible?
Do i need a certain program?
Please help!
thanks
 

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I have a Sony Hi8 camcorder and want to transfer the videos to my PC. I thought i could transfer them via s-video through my video card, but i keep hearing i need a capture device or a firewire. My camcorder doesnt have a firewire connection that i know of.

What kind of capture device do i need and what kind of software do i need also? i have windows xp and i assumed i could use the windows movie maker program.

i am on a tight budget and need advice desperately. Preferably a step by step procedure. if there is a good article anyonw has come across that will help i would appreciate it.

thanks!
 

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Hi,
My computer came pre-installed with windows xp, so I didnt recieve a disk with xp on it. I am buying a new hard drive and want to install xp on it. Is there anyway to transfer xp from my old hard drive to my new one without buying a new copy of xp, and if there is, will I still be able to connect to windows update?

Thanks
 

A:Transferring XP to a new hard drive

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I have a Dell Vostro 200. It has a hatachi 80 GB harddrive. It has no OS installed. I want to switch it with a 1TB hard Drive. 1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate. And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start? Oh, I don't believe it has ever been used. It was supposed to be a vista...yuck!
 

A:Is it hard to just replace a SATA hard drive?

ynotbme said:





1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate.Click to expand...

Brand names are irrelevant especially when you are installing your own OS.




ynotbme said:





And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start?Click to expand...

That would be the idea if you have it set to boot from disk in the system BIOS. The CD/DVD must have first priority over the HDD to boot.
 

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Dell Dimension 8400 (about 3-4 years old). Stock SATA 160gb hard drive crashed (got the blue screen, all the codes, etc.) Took it to a computer place, they also said the HD crashed. I have bought a replacement 250gb SATA HD - attached the two inputs to the back (one thin and ling, one thin and short) and all I get on boot up is a couple of chirps and the screen says "Drive 1 (and 2 and 3) Not Found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" and repeats for drives two and three. The drive is warm, it's being accessed (it's humming), but I've also tried a third 160gb drive, same thing. I even replaced the original drive back in and the same thing - not even the blue screen and error codes any more.

Went to F2 set up, set to auto detect, all (SATA) drives sets to 'on.'

I'm computer literate, but not a techy or anything.

Totally lost now. Please help.

emsguy4you at aol dot com
 

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Can anybody talk me through installing a slave drive on my gateway gm5483e motherboard model 945gct-m3 made by elitegroup also known as ECS
 

A:windows Vista sata hard drive slave drive

plvness,

It should be as simple as installing a couple of cables. Hopefully you've got a nice flat cable either with the new slave drive, or a spare with the motherboard: it's normally red, but can be other colours, about 1cm wide and 1mm thick. That needs to be plugged in between the drive and one of your SATA slots on the motherboard. They'll normally be black, and unlike most, will have a slight 'L' shape to them. If you get a torch on your motherboard, you should see SATA1 or SATA2 written very close to them. If you've already got a SATA drive, then it should be easy to spot, so just use the second port.

When you start the machine up, go into the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (it should come up with a screen just after displaying what graphics card you have / testing memory, telling you what key to press - normally F1, F2, F12, Esc or Del),

Then find your way to the 'Boot Order' section (sorry, not sure quite where it'll be for your chipset - but it'll be either on the first screen, or more likely a menu off of it), and make sure that it's still on your CD/Floppy/original drive first and hasn't swapped to your new SATA (it shouldn't have done, but some prefer a SATA drive by default to an IDE).

Any probs or questions, please come back. You'll do fine!

Rich.
 

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I bought myself a SATA caddy to replace the optical drive on my Lenovo Z51-70, with a 2.5" SATA Drive.The caddy and the hard drive work, as tested on another HP Laptop.But on my Z51-70, the Hard drive is not detected, either in BIOS, or within Windows itself. I checked the Device Manager and Disk Management, but it is not visible anywhere like it is on my HP Laptop. Any and all help and suggestions will be appreciated!I desperately need this to work!Please Help! 

A:Z51-70 2nd Hard Drive via SATA Caddy to replace Optical Drive.

Lenovo released a new bios update! Did you try it?

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how best to transfer data from my old dell xp pc to my hp8000 windows 7 pro?

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Buying a new hard drive next week, and obviously i dont want to wipe out my windows, so whats the best way to transfer it?

Clean Install then restore from system image?
or just transfer the system image straight over?

A:Transferring Windows to a new Hard Drive

Use Norton/Symantec Ghost or Acronis TrueImage or a freeware alternativ to clone the harddrive.

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Hey everyone, I'm not exceptionally computer savvy, so please bare with me. My previous computer (manufactured in Feb 2012) was rendered inoperable last week due to a fried motherboard. My new computer arrived today, and I have removed the 500GB hard drive from the previous computer, and am attempting to transfer the data on it via a SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 adapter I purchased online. This particular hard drive is SATA.
 
When I plug everything in, the new computer recognizes the hard drive, but it shows it as "System Reserved", and misrepresents the drive's size as being at around 90 MB, when in actuality it is 500 GB. None of the data on the hard drive shows when I access the drive; it shows as being empty, with the "System Reserved" title. After some research I have discovered that this is a partition of the Windows 7 OS installed on the previous computer (the current PC also has Windows 7 installed).
 
Per a friend's suggestion, I tried accessing the hard drive via the converter on a friend's Chromebook. Presumably due to the differing OS, all of the files appeared as intended, without issue. However, being a Chromebook, I cannot complete the transfer there, as there is not enough room. I also do not have an external hard drive. I need to transfer the data from the old HD to the new PC's HD.
 
Now that I know the data hasn't been compromised I am relieved, but I cannot figure out a way (despite hours of Googling) to get the new PC to recognize the folders on th... Read more

A:Need Help Transferring Data From Old Hard Drive

You could try downloading an ISO for Ubuntu and burning it to a CD.  Then, with the old HDD attached via USB, booting from the CD and running Ubuntu as a Live CD (Try It mode).
 
You should be able to see all the files on the old HDD and copy & paste them to the new system.

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I think this goes here...

I'm planning to buy a PS3 soon, and I'd like to get the 60 GB model as it has backwards compatibility with PS2 games. However, I'd like to replace the hard drive with something a bit bigger. I have a Gateway LT21 Netbook with a 250 GB Hitachi HTS545025B9A300 HDD that I never use, so I thought I could use its hard drive rather than dropping seventy bucks on a new HDD from Newegg. But I'm wondering if formatting it to the PS3 would in any way compromise the data stored on the hard drive? I.E., could I use it for the PS3 but use it again for the Netbook at a later date? Thanks.
 

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Hey,

I'll try keeping this short and simple. If you want more details, just ask.

I have a Dell E1505 laptop that only has a 50 or 60 gig hard drive. I am going to upgrade to a 320 GB hard drive. I want to copy everything so all of my programs still function (Photoshop, Registry Booster, Games) and I don't have to reinstall everything. I'm willing to shell out a few bucks to get a good program to do this. Can you guys recommend a good program and walk me through the process?

Operating System: XP Media Center SP3

I also have an external hard drive with more than enough room to transfer all 40 gigs of files.

A:Transferring a Hard Drive Completely

The easiest quickest way I know of is to use Acronis True Image. Simply connect your new hard drive to your computer as a slave and using ATIclone your old drive unto the new in a few minutes and everything works just like it did on your old drive, even your e-mail will be there.The process is easy and simple in fact I make a new image (clone) of my drive every week or so on a separate drive and if Windows decides to take a hike I'm back in business in less than 30 minutes. Some folks recommend Norton Ghost but I have no experience with it.ATI can be found hereAcronis True ImageOr hereATI

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I have a HP Pavilion TX1340 laptop with a 120GB 2.5" SATA HD running Vista Home Premium. The 120GB HD has two partitions. One is the 104GB is Local Dive C and the other the 7.48GB is the HP Recovery Drive D.

I am now in the process of preparing a replacement 320GB HD.

The 320GB HD is in a USB2.0 caddy and has been initialized and formatted. I have used Acronis True Image 10.0 to clone the two partitions mentioned above on the original 120GB HD over to the new 320GB HD and these are called Local Drive G (104GB) and HP Recovery Drive H (7.48GB). The remainder of the 320GB hard drive is now a third partition called Data Drive I (186GB).

I chose this layout as the laptop will only recognise drives up to 250GB.

What do I need to do/check on the new 320GB HD (partitions G, H and I) to ensure that it will boot up when I place it in my laptop? Do I need to change drive letters of will this be done automatically? Do I need to set up drive G to be the bootable drive?

I do hope you can understand this rather detailed and perhaps confusing description.

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