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SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

Q: SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:

Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.

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A: SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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I am planning to purchase the new ThinkPad P71, but I would like to replace the default optical drive with an extra HDD. Is the Ultrabay Drive Adapter III (P/N 43N3412) the correct accessory to do this? I cannot find mention to the exact part number to use in the user manual currently available from site. Thanks in advance for any help.

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i have a Dell 280 with a IDE Hard drive. I want to change to a Sata drive using one of these adapters. Dell has one for $17.99. Do these things actual work without reducing H/D speed and has any one used/ tried one?

A:Male ide hard drive to sata adapter

Add your link to the adapter, please.

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I just brought this product to get access to one of my hard drives and I am simply unable to get it working on my windows 7. the directions are useless, theres nothing about windows 7, only xp and vista. I seriosly hope theres a answer to getting this functioning for me. thanks for your help

A:sabrentz usb 2.0 sata/ide hard drive adapter

Hi frusterateDUDE, welcome to the forum
Have a look here; SABRENT USA / Computer peripherals and accessories / Product support page and see if they have newer drivers

I guess it is a cable device? more details would help

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ok my friend has a device to be able to use a IDE internal drive externally
via the usb port i was wondering would something like that be able to be found for a sata drive. The case i have only has 2 slots for sata and it came with a dvd lite scribe burner and a HD both sata but I unhooked the burner for now so i can use my other sata drive that already had my apps and music,movies on it from another pc. the cd burner that is hooked up is a reg ide I dont know what the name of the device he is using or if it even has a name but its pretty neat has a power cord for it and you put the hard drive in it well slide it in and he hooks the internal drive to the usb port thru it.

A:SATA hard drive external adapter

This one.



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I have been trying to recover files from a corrupted hard drive. No OS will boot on it, scandisk freezes on trying to correct index errors, HDD Regenerator shows no bad sectors.

The only option left that I can see is using an adapter and trying to pull the files off through a pc, but this hard drive, Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS, has a interface that I am not farmiliar with.

I do have an IDE converter for laptops but it interfaces with pins, and I cant find a converter that fits with this one, probably because its SATA NCQ. Is there another name for this kind of adapter that i can't find?

Here are some pictures of the interface, hope somone can give me some info on it.


A:SATA/NCQ Laptop Hard drive adapter

You could buy an external USB Sata enclosure for the notebook drive, and access it that way. This Seagate drive should be replaced under warranty (5 year)

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some people change ide to ahci in the bios then it worked.

some people put drive on master, hey then it worked
Second PATA hard drive not detected in the BIOS? - Yahoo Answers

some people put drive on cs, hey then it worked
SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Hard Drives - Storage

What do I do to make it work for me?
The yellow led lights up
the sata cable plugged into sata port and tried multiple ports.
Under sata configuration I tried AHCI which caused windows to BSOD
I switched that back to IDE

This Asus p5qc has a PATA DVD drive lugged into MB IDE port
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.

A:sata to ide adapter do not see PATA hard drive in the bios?

Following this guide, i made it so windows boots ok with bios setting to AHCI
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Still the bios does not show drive with adapter connected.
I have tried 4 HD and a dvd drive.

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Hello all,
I am trying to access my wife's macbook hard drive via my Windows computer using the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter. The Apple techs said they could not get the drive to register when they hooked it up. However, we gave it a good drying with blow dryer.

The adapter works fine and all the correct drivers installed.

I am in disk management and the 250GB drive seems to be showing up. However, it is not showing up in My Computer and right click shows "assign a letter" is grayed out.

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A:SATA USB Adapter With Macbook Formatted Hard Drive

You are going to need a utility like MacDrive
to read the files. About all you can do directly from the windows management in this instance is format the drive. (which would result in the complete loss of data on the drive)

Also if any of the apparent moisture involved got inside the housing it's very possible the data is damaged beyond recovery. Since hard drives save data to the disk by creating what is essentially rust (iron oxide) manipulated magnetically on the surface.

There is likely a free utility out there that does the job. I just don't deal with mac's very often personally so it's not something I would be aware of, you might try google.

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I have an empty 2.5" HDD bay and I'm looking to install my SSD. Since the computer does not come with an adapter, what adapter should I get?

Would this work:
Or do I need this:


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Interaction (interface?) between a Sabrent USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter Product Code: USB-DSC5 and my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I am having an issue with the following situation:
When connected to IDE Drives Maxtor and Western Digital, and through the usage of Windows 7 it tellls me that the Hard Drive "is not ready". Is that a message originated by the Windows 7 software?
If so how do I go about "getting the disk ready" so i could change disk type or number or sizes of each partition and/or reformat?
I would appreciate your support to help me solve this unexpected report from the Windows 7 interaction with this adapter and the Hard Drives it holds, 40 GB and 80 GB IDE drives Maxtor and Western Digital. I am trying to use Windows (or some other third party software) to resize the partitions, change the disk type and eventually reformat.

Thank you kindlly

A:Clash between Sabrent 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter with Windows

Check the power & DATA cables.
When using IDE HD Drives, make there are set to master.

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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Since changing to 7, I've had a really hard time cleaning infected hard drives. In fact, it's been impossible. With XP, I could connect the infected drive using a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter, take ownership of the drive and get rid of the offending files. With
7, however, the drive isn't recognized until I initialize it which, naturally, will blow away everything on the drive. 
It's another MSoft catch-22. If I back up the data so it's safe to initialize, then I have to be able to access the data to back it up so I can initialize it, right? If I do that on the infected computer, chances are I'm backing up the virus anyway.
Same goes for old hard drives I have lying around. I'd love to see what's on them but I can't unless I first initialize them which precludes my ability to see what's on them. I don't have an IDE port on my desktop so some of these drives cannot be connected
Finally, I don't do this kind of stuff all the time anymore due to health reasons so it's not worth building a retro machine just for this purpose.
Is there not some kind of work-around for this or is another shining example of planned obsolescence? 

I'm out of my mind, please leave a message

A:Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Something must be wrong with your disks, there should not problems with connecting old sata disk with a sata-to-usb adapter.

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Hi, recently bought a used ThinkPad w530 in Germany.The Computer were shipped with a 9 Cell Battery, with is 170 W Adapter, Windows 10 64 bit.I don't know why, but when I turn On the computer, it shows off: "The connected AC adapter has a lower wattage than the recommended model which was shipped with the system. To boot with the AC adapter, please connect the AC adapter which was shipped with the system.Press Esc to continue." Laptop charge only when it's in hibernate / power off stateI tried powering it on without batteryresult- seems to boot, but after 2 second the computer power offTried checking the AC port.Result- does not seem to be loose. The cable from the port to the motherboard is also in good shape as well as the cables to the back of the port.Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the power managerResult- does not fix the problem. Laptop still doesnt chargeTried checking the battery healthResult- battery is also fine.Tried battery hard resetDoes not fix the problemTried to install Lenovo Vantage, and turned off aereoplane modeDoes not fix the problem I read all  the post related to this problem on the internet, but nothing seems to work.In addition, the German seller does not respond to my emails. Any suggestion?  

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I have just recieved the dvd rewriter drive I purchased on ebay I dont know if I was careless reading the write up, but the back socket looks like a sata socket is there such a thing as an adapter to change sata to ide. Thanks.

A:dvd drive adapter sata to ide

Heres one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186007

Or shop around with keywords "SATA to IDE adapter" at pricewatch.com and tigerdirect.com.

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All the other problems seem to be the other way around.

My 2 DVD writers are on the primary IDE port. Had 2 x 80GB HDD's on the 2 SATA ports. Upgraded 2nd HDD to 320GB. No problems. Decided to use left-over 80GB HDD as backup disk. Installed an adapter. Plugged into secondary IDE port on motherboard. Did CMOS changes.

Booting up has three (seemingly random) results:
1. Boots up normally
2. Boots, but takes 6 minutes from "Starting Windows" to password screen
3. Never gets past "Starting Windows". This is the most common.

When it boots up normally I can use the drive. Formatted it. Changed label. Did system image.

Anybody had any success doing this?

Later edit: Tried with PCI SATA adapter and that works 100%.

A:SATA drive on IDE port with adapter

is Sata <-> IDE adapter set to master/slave or cable select? may help

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Hi all

I've searched for the answer to this query, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Apologies if this is a duplication and I've missed it.

The HDD died in a spare PC a while ago and when I finally got round to buying a replacement I unfortunately bought a SATA one instead of an IDE. In an attempt to prevent more money wastage, I decided to try an adapter to try and get the new HDD working.

I've connected it all up, but when I try and install an OS the HDD is not recognised. Can some kind soul please talk me through any possible solutions or have I just cocked up (again ) and wasted my money.

Thanks in advance

A:SATA drive to IDE via adapter - HDD not recognised

XP does not natively support much new hardware, including SATA drives.

If you have an adapter, then none of the BIOS tips in what follows apply to you. You need the driver.

Installing XP on a SATA drive
Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation
"Many newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the BIOS and check the 'Sata Operation' setting, change it to 'Raid Autodetect/ATA' if it is not already. Now try to install XP (Verbiage will vary by manufacturer)" - Courtesy of simpswr.

BIOS settings to try:
Claymore said:

you can change the controller settings in the BIOS.

Restart the computer and enter the BIOS.
The location and type of setting will vary with the make and model of the motherboard.
Here are some:

MAIN menu
Select IDE Mode instead of AHCI Mode


SATA Drive Configuration
Select Compatibility (Mode) instead of AHCI (Mode)


Disable Auto
Enable Combination


Set to PATA mode

IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE => Disabled
SATA DMA transfer => Enabled

Onboard Device
SATA => Disabled

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hello alll
im new here and hope you can help me fix my problem
basicly iv got a adapter for a sata hard drive to go to ide on my motherbourd in the bios it picks it up, but when i let it run i get the primary master hard drisk fail message, im not sure what to do.

im using a asus x series motherboard

cheers inn advance for the help

A:sata hdd to ide hdd adapter-primary master hard drisk fail

Might check the adapter for a master/slave jumper.
If it is the only drive on the cable,set it to master.

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I have just received my ThinkPad P71 and I am a little confused about 'Lenovo Drive Bay Adapter Internal' [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ALBIFA4/ ].This is for P70 but whereever I looked, P70 is identical to P71 as far as this sort of stuff goes; or so they say.Even though I am interested in it (for its heat sink), when I open up the P71, there's hardly any room for such an adapter.Does anyone know if it fits the P71?

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I have a Yoga 14 (Type 20FY) Laptop (ThinkPad) that came with a 65W 20V 3.25 A AC adapter. Could I use it with an AC adapter from an IdeaPad that is 90W 20V 4.5 A? Both adapters have rectangular ?slim tip? to plug into the laptop.


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A:Can I use a 90W 20V AC Adapter with my ThinkPad 14 Yoga that came with a 65W 20V adapter?

yes.  The laptop will only draw what it needs.

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We have a camera that we need to use that has FireWire 800 as its sole interface, and because it needs to be mobile we had to use it with a laptop.  After some research we decided that the best course of action was to purchase a ThinkPad W540 and connect the camera to the Thunderbolt port with a Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter, as this should give us plenty of bandwidth for the camera.  Unfortunately, we haven't been able to connect any FireWire devices to the laptop in this way.  We have tried connecting both the camera and a FireWire hard drive through the adapter, and while the power lights will come on for both devices the computer resolutely refuses to even acknowledge their existance.  I have tried everything that I can think of to get this to work, updating all of the dirvers on the laptop, checking all of the settings in the BIOS, and searching the forums for similar issues, but now I have run out of ideas.  What can I do to get this laptop to play nice with my FireWire devices?


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A:Trying to use FireWire devices with a W540 through a Thunderbolt adapter

Good afternoon and welcome to the community.
Sorry you're having issues using a Thunderbolt-2-Firewire adapter.
Not much I can offer on that as I've never used one, but an alternative might be to try an Expresscard Firewire adapter. A number of them I've seen offer 2 ports, so that might be useful also.

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I purchased an adapter on Ebay that was supposed to allow me to connect my ide hard drive to my sata mobo connectors. My mobo has primarily sata but it has one ide which is already connected to my ide hard drives.

I have tried everything I can think of. connecing this and that, reversing connections, nothing workd. The instructions I was given were awful and the person I purchased is not helpful in answering questions. He hasn't responded.

Once connected I can't get it to show up in the bios The hard drive is an IDE Seagate 400gb drive. I am connecting to a sata connector on my mobo. I already have two other sata devices connected, they are two dvdr's .

My computer specs are listed above in the computer icon. The converter I purchased is listed here:

Is there a trick to doing this?


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Hi ! I have a W540 20BG-CT01WW Laptop since 2 years. He was originally on Windows 8. In November, I upgrade to Win 10 and have issues with 100% disk usage at startup for st least 5 minutes. Today, I tried for the first time the thunderbolt port with a MiniDP to HDMI dongle. Nothing happens. I tried twi different HDMI cables on two different TVs with the same issue. I update all my drivers from nvidia and intel, BIOS and Intel management. After updating the graphic drivers with the files on Lenovo website specific to my serial number, I was able to copy and extend to the tv. After unplug the dongle and plug it back, I wasnt able to reconnect the TV. I read a couple of forums about this type of problems, I uninstalled all the drivers, set the bios display to advanced, reinstall all the drivers again. When the laptop finished to reboot, i heard the sound when I connect a new device and I was able to use the tv as second monitor. It was working well until I reboot the laptop. Now it's not working at all and even if I uninstall all the drivers again and follow the same steps nothing works. I also install the thunderbolt software Can somebody helps me with this issue ?  

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Is there a way to take an internal harddrive and easily adapt it to view with a USB port?

A:Hard drive adapter


No enclosure, but great for troubleshooting/temp usage for file recovery. Works with Laptop/Desktop drives, either PATA or SATA.



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Attached is a picture of an hard drive I took out of my old Windows XP laptop. It's only 60 GB but still good for backup purposes. I already have some adapters for connecting both IDE and SATA drives to my computer through USB. I don't have any that can handle this particular drive. Can anyone suggest a USB adapter that can handle this type of hard drive?

A:Looking For A Particular Hard Drive To USB Adapter

I think you will find that what is protruding is an adaptor.
You can take it out and you will see that it is standard SATA and power connector.

Not a good pic sorry.

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Hi, I have a Rock mobile disk hard drive but do not have a AC adapter for it, Can anyone tell me or link me to what one I would need for this 500 GB external hard drive? Thankjs in advance.

A:Hard drive ac adapter?

Hi, I have a Rock mobile disk hard drive but do not have a AC adapter for it, Can anyone tell me or link me to what one I would need for this 500 GB external hard drive? Thanks in advance.

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I have a Sabrent USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Hard Drive Converter. I plug the usb cable into the computer and where are the files? The computer reads the hard drive because I go to Safely remove hardware and it's there. I have tried this with 2 hard drives. Any ideas?

A:Hard Drive Adapter

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Does anyone know what kind of adapter I would need to make a laptop hard drive external? It's not pins, it looks like a bar? Not something I'm familiar with. It's a:

Model: MHT2030AT
Part #: CA06297-B17300C1
Serial#: NN3HT3A154A3

30 GB

Any help would be great. Thanks!

A:Laptop Hard Drive Adapter???

Determine whether it is SATA or PATA (PATA commonly known as the old IDE). Then go to www.newegg.com and get an external enclosure. They have them for all types of internal drives.

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I have a T440p with an optical drive.  Will a hard drive installed in an adapter in that bay perform at the same rate as the primary internal hdd? Thanks! 

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A:T440p adapter for 2nd hard drive?

Yes, but think carefully before you commit to that, especially if you want to use a platter drive and not an SSD. HDD in the optical bay have two downsides:1.  They make noise.2.  They make heat. There's no efficient way to exhaust waste heat from that bay and it will come up through the keyboard. Better idea:  get a large SSD and keep the optical drive.

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Hi all,

I was wonder what kind of adapter I should buy for my lenovo t61, I took the hdd out and its a (WD P/N WD1200BEVS-00VAT0 Western Digital SATA 9.5mm 0 2.5in. 5400rpm WD1200BEVS HHCTJABB). I need to get one asap, does any one know where I can get one? I would prefer going to a store and pick it up myself, but online will be fine too.


A:Hard drive usb adapter question

A USB to SATA adapter like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156017
You can buy such adapters at local stores too.

Or you can buy an whole enclosure like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388019
These are more readily available at computer stores.

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Hey guys I need a hard drive enclosure/dock, that I can plug into my USB 2.0 and that will accept a 2.5", 3.5" and IDE. Does this exist and can I get one for less than 30 bucks? I searched newegg but cant seem to find the right one. Can you guys give me some tips? Thanks in advance. I am needing this so I can have the ability to clone drives, I also would like to be able to clone one laptop drive to another drive if possible

A:Solved: need hard drive adapter

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My wife (bless her heart) dumped a glass of wine on our relatively new HP notebook. The power immediately went out, and of course it wont start up at all. No power. I assume something shorted out or the power supply is cooked. I have no idea.

I was wondering if anyone knew if there was an adapter available out there that would allow me to plug her notepad hard drive into a regular PC via a USB, or Serial port. She's a teacher and has information saved on there vital to her job.

A:HP Notebook Hard Drive Adapter

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Hello, I seem to have run into quite a problem. I have a WD external hard drive that uses a power adapter. The power adapter quit working, so I came across another one that had the same input, but a different output. Being in a hurry, I didn't look at the output. I simply plugged it in and the hard drive powered up. About five seconds later it powered off as if I had simply unplugged it. The output for the original adapter was 12V_ _ _ 1.5A. The one I tried using was 20V_ _ _2.0A. I have an identical second WD external hard drive I was running(which is why I tried to find another adapter since this second drive was in use), however I decided to unplug the second drive to use the adapter from it to test it on the drive that stopped working(since it was the right adpater and it was functioning). When I plugged it into the drive, I still got nothing. Could I have damaged the drive? If so, is this fixable? Thank you for your help.

A:External hard drive adapter

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I am trying to access files on a hard drive from a different computer which will no longer load the OS. I have connected the hard drive using a usb adapter. When I plug it in, I get a notice that the device is ready to use, but it does not show up in Computer.

It is visible in the disk manager. There is no drive letter assigned and the options to do so are grayed out. Most of the options in device manager are grayed out, except for 'delete volume' and 'help'.

A:hard drive w/ usb adapter- drive shows in disk manager, not computer

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a maximized screenshot of your full disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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~sigh~ I just purchased a refurbished computer that was working just fine until I tried to install my laptop hard drive to the desktop IDE line.

Here is the scenario: the notebook hard drive has a 44-pin connector and I connected it, FOOLISHLY, to the 40-hole adapter that I then plugged into the desktop. When the system turned on, the screen said that there was a configuation change and then, error 1962 No operating system flashed up on the screen with the diagram showing that I needed to press F1. That did not work at all.

I turned it off and then on again, now it only shows the IBM main screen and beeps loudly.

From what I remember about the beeping, that is not a good sign. :-(

The computer will not recognize the floppy disks for Win98 that I loaded into the floppy drive in the sad attempt to boot from there. I think that I totally [email protected]$#!ed up my computer.

Please confirm. thanks!


A:Hard drive adapter install question

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If I buy this from amazon:


Does that mean I'll definitely be able to hook up my laptops hard drive to my desktop via USB? Just like it was a memory stick or external HD?

Sorry If this is a dumb question but I have to be totally sure!

A:Solved: Another hard drive adapter question (sorry!)

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I've got a unbootable Gateway laptop

Is there a way to hook the laptop hard drive up to a IDE cable in a desktop as a slave? Adapters of some sort?
My laptop is Gateway model: mx6926b
My hard drive model :hts541080g9sa00

Any help thanks Glow2004

A:gateway laptop Hard Drive Adapter help

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Gigabyte GA-6LX7 Mb, 400 MHz celeron, 64 meg ram, 13.6 gig Maxtor ide hard drive, 9 gig Seagate scsi hard drive, win 98 se, DTC 3502A scsi adapter, Toshiba scsi cd-rom.
My scsi cdrom works fine, but. I can look at the scsi hard drive in windows and it says that it is only 19.2 meg, I can't access it in windows or dos. The on-board bios for the adapter doesn't find the hard drive or the cd-rom, but, I can still access and use the cd-rom drive.
Also, with ASPI3520.SYS enabled, the adapter and the primary and secondary ide controllers are disabled in device manager, it also makes A: drive use ms-dos mode compatibility.
I used the setup mode of the adapters BIOS to format the hard drive, After it formatted and I continued it says that it can't find a scsi hard drive.

A:SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

Did you run FDISK and see if the drive is visible there?

Are you sure you have your SCSI termination correct?

If there are 98 drivers for your card you shouldn't need to load a driver file in the CONFIG.SYS - as you have seen it will put you in compatibility mode if you do.

Just checked the DTC site - it says:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Windows 98 Drivers

Included - Use built-in Adaptec 151x/2x drivers <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that what you are using?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
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Hi all, here's my problem:

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop after spilling a little water in the touchpad/keyboard of my old Toshiba Satellite. I think it fried the Satellite's keyboard as I couldn't get the keyboard to respond and the computer was stuck in BIOS mode. As far as I know, the broken laptop's hard drive had no water damage. I took apart the whole thing and inspected everything and there was no water inside the machine (imagine my disappointment when it was dry inside but still broken...)

Anyway, I bought a USB to IDE/SATA adapter with the hope of recovering the data from the broken laptop. Unfortunately I cannot get Windows 8.1 to access the hard drive. It registers the drive in Device Manager and says it's working properly, but no autorun will pop up when plugged in. I checked in Computer Management -> Storage which also shows the drive, but when right clicking it, every single option is greyed out except Help. I can't assign a drive letter, open it, explore it, etc..

The drive is listed as Healthy (GPT Protective Partition). The drive also had a Windows 8.1 install on it. It's a 750gb Hitachi SATA drive.

I tried using the adapter on ANOTHER Toshiba Satellite (not the broken one - a slightly different model) which is running Windows 8 (not 8.1) and I get the exact same problem - device shows up in device and storage manager, says it's healthy, but again, every single option is greyed out and I can't browse any of the folders or access it in any mean... Read more

A:Cannot access external hard drive via USB adapter in Win 8.1

Did you try setting the bios and try to boot off the "bad" drive? If it works, just copy the info you need onto another backup device. Reinstall the info on your new HD after rebooting. You can change your boot order back, but it isn't essential as long as no USB device is plugged in.

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HelloI upgraded my laptop with SSD disk (Samsung 850 250 GB) and I wanted to join origin HDD (500 GB /5400) via HDD caddy adapter instead of DVD. When I plug the adapter the laptop does not work (only the opening inscription "Lenovo" is started). When I interchange disks (SSD in adapter) everything is OK. BIOS is upgraded.Thank you for every advice.

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I get an error on the boot and it tells me that the hard drive can't be detected. then just goes to a blinking curser on a blank black screen.

I looked in the bios and read what other forums wrote and things seem to be set correctly
I did switch it to enable UEFI Boot and that just made it to where I can't get into the BIOS Settings now.
I am running xp and am connected to a central server.
I have only had the pc for a year with no major problems.

I can't get a hold of my IT guy since it is the weekend.
Does anyone have any ideas:

I seem to be running Marvel Adapter 88SE61xx
Bios Version 1.1.0.L62

As I can recall it was setup for SATA

right before all I get is a curser, I see "E7...94...0" show up for 2 sec in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Again right now I can't access the BIOS or do anything.

A:Solved: Hard Drive Not Detected (Adapter 1)

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I have removed the hard drive from my laptop because it won't load and the laptop cannot see the drive.
I bought a universal SATA/IDE usb connector cable but it didnt fit.

I want to see if the hard drive still works by plugging it into another laptop via usb,
pics attached

many thanks

A:which usb adapter/connector will fit my Toshiba HDD2J95 hard drive

hi something like this should work for you. BYTECC BT-300 Adapter - Newegg.com

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My secondary hard drive was running slow for the last few days and today i got the error message saying the drive needed to be formatted, do you want to format now?
I clicked no because I didn't want to lose any files by formatting and restarted the pc and now it doesn't show up at all when i enter 'my computer' or device manager and disk management.
After researching I think it may be dying if not already dead. I found this product (drive adapter) that allows you to connect the drive to the pc by usb cable allowing backup of files.
My question is, is there a safe way I must disconnect my hard drive from the pc or is it as simple as just disconnecting the cables connected to the hard drive.
If i do that, will the files on the drive be safe?

Here is a link of the adapter I want to use.

A:Solved: How to disconnect hard drive safely, adapter

Turn off the computer and unplug it, and then take it out. Connecting it via USB is no guarantee. The drive still may not be readable or accessible.

Data recovery will be very, very expensive.

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My laptop model is - HP 15-d035dx .   I recently installed a new hard drive since the old one had a failure.   This is a Western Digital 5400rpm drive.   I was able to get my laptop to original factory condition with everything working perfectly. The only problem is my wirelss adapter.   Not only is it slower than before but it keeps disconnecting periodically.   I tried all the recommended techniques - unistalling and reinstalling the driver, updating the driver through device manager/HP support, recycling my modem/router.  However, the problem still persists.    And other laptops are able to connect with no issues.   I have a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. Thanks,Mani  

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I have a Compaq 2190US notebook (specs ) with XP-SP2 Home, and it sorta died over the weekend.

It seems that the networking portion of the OS went berzerk. I was hardly able to boot into windows at all, and if it did work it was incomprehensibly slow (like taking 5+ minutes to go from the logon screen to the desktop). Booting into Safe Mode worked fine, but Safe Mode With Networking had the same issue. That's why I believe the networking is the culprit (I know, my deductive reasoning powers are astounding!).

So I began following the MS KB article about troubleshooting with a clean boot, and tried doing what it said about removing unsigned drivers. Unfortunately, I didn't quite do what it said. When I did the search for unsigned drivers in windows/system 32/drivers, I clicked the "check subfolders" option, which I guess I shouldn't have done. It therefore found that everything in the "etc" subfolder was unsigned, so I tried removing that whole folder and placing its contents in another temporary folder in the root. I also removed two PGP drivers.

When I tried to boot back up, the system would completely freeze at the logon screen. Either that, or I at least could not interact with the system at all. The keyboard and mouse did nothing.

I tried using the Recover Console, but it won't let me access that temporary folder to copy the drivers back to windows/system 32/drivers/etc." So I tried doing a repair installation with the XP CD... Read more

A:Solved: Notebook Hard Drive Adapter Question

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