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Old 07-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hello, I just pluged in a slave harddrive that I'm trying to get data off of. When I go into bios it picks it up (you can see the size and all that other info). Yet the title is "None" and when I start I get " Primary slave fail" and I can't access the drive.

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What OS are your running (win version )


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Yet the title is "None" and when I start I get " Primary slave fail" and I can't access the drive
Assuming you have properly setup the bios, both drives jumpers, and have a good cable then this means the drive controller is not identifying itself properly to bios. The drive identifies itself to bios with make and model, if anything other than the correct model is given then it's an indication that the firmware is corrupted or contoller electronics failure.

Go to the manufacturers website for a diagnostics program to check the drive or list the make and model number here.

If the data is critical to recover then there are companies that do data recovery services (many have free appraisal). If you are considering this as an option then don't do any further test on the drive as it may create futher problems for recovery.
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if the drive is NTFS file sytem formatted (win xp & 2K) and youre bringing it into a win 98 or ME system / they wont be able to read a ntfs file system drive ????

what are the OS of the old drives system and what is the OS of the new drive's system ?????


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That's a bios error message. The operating system hasn't been loaded at this point so it's not a compatibility issue.
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I didnt catch that one !



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