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backing up old HD on CD-R

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by john_waldrum, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. john_waldrum

    john_waldrum Thread Starter

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    My grandfather received a new computer for Christmas e-machine (yuck) with a 900 mhz celeron processor and 20 gig HD 128 meg sdram pc 133. Problem is he wants me to copy some of the work he had done on his Packard Hell Legend 66mhz 341.2 MB HD to CD-R. I removed the HD from the old computer and hooked it as slave on my Computer since I have a Burner. Problem is the hard drive is not showing up. Not even in bios. I have a 40 gig quantum fireball 7200 rpm as master. I disconnected my hard drive and placed his in as master and it worked, but CD_rom not found now, so I can't burn it to cd . I have also tried hooking it as slave in line witht he cd burner to no avail. any help would be appreciated. Also both operating systems are windows 98.
     
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    You don't have your primary jumpered right....needs to be set as master with slave present not a standalone drive.

    Try putting it on your second IDE channel.
     
  3. john_waldrum

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    ok, I have tried to jumper it in every possible manner to no avail. I first jumpered the 40 gig as cable select on the primary ide and the 341 mb drive as cable select and placed them in the proper place on the ribbon. after messing with that I placed the old small drive back into its original computer and it booted up normally. The old drive is a Western Digital Caviar 341.2 MB, My Drive again is a Quantum Fireball AS 7200 rpm. Also I noed that when I ran maintanence wizard on the old unit that the drive is compressed??? Would this maybe be causing me to have problem or could it be that my units motherboard does not recognize more than 40 gigs of hard drive space.
     
  4. john_waldrum

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    Forgot to mention that I did try it on the secondary ide channel with the cd burner to noavail and jumpers were in the right position.
     
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