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Old 07-28-2005, 09:23 AM   #1
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I am replacing a friends computer I am giving her one of my older machines that I upgraded to Win XP. Its not the worlds best computer but it is alot better than the one they were using before. The computer they had before was an old Gateway Win98 the thing would barely run. I need to transfer the My Documents form her old computer (Win98) to her "new" computer (WinXP). Now I do have a USB Hard Drive to transfer files, only I could not get it to work in the old Gateway. On the Gateway machine the CD Drive and the floppy drive are not working. So what I decided to do is get the hard drive out of her old Gateway and put in one of my brand new Pc's to copy the files over. However when I put the HD in my PC it is recognized by BIOS, Device Manager, and Disk Management. However the HD is not able to be seen in an explore session. I did notice that the HD does not have a title such as (C) or (D) or whatever. Does anyone have any Ideas or alternatives to getting the Documents over? I would perfer to get the HD working in my own machine to get the documents out. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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Check to make sure the jumper on the old HD is set to slave or cable select (try both)

how are you hooking up the HD? secondary to the primary?

you could also try hooking up the old HD in place of the cd drive (so unhook the cd drive and put the old HD in its place, thats worked alot of times for me) make sure to check your jumper settings

good luck
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Hayn gave you the BEST option !!

and your decision to install the OLD slave into your machine to copy over the files was a PRIMO decision too / cant imagine the quagmire that would have been trying to get an old bios ridden win 98 to recongize a newer USB hard drive enclosure !!! YUCK !!!!

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you could also try hooking up the old HD in place of the cd drive (so unhook the cd drive and put the old HD in its place, thats worked alot of times for me) make sure to check your jumper settings THIS BEING DONE ON YOUR NEWER MACHINE !!!
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Old 07-28-2005, 05:47 PM   #4
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Open Computer Management goto Disk Management.
Right click the drive's icon and select Change Drive Letter and Path...
Then click Add button and Assign a drive letter.

It is recommended that you rescan first though, to update Disk Management.
Right click Disk Management folder select Rescan.
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