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Data transfer cable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tess912, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. tess912

    tess912 Thread Starter

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    :confused: I hooked a data transfer cable to a computer that has win98 and the other one has XP. I got the computers connected then couldn't figure out how to get a lot of pics from the puter with win98 on it to the puter with XP on it. Then I just took the hard drive out of the puter with win98 on it and put it in the one with XP on it and when I clicked on the drive it said it was a recovery drive and wouldn't let me view the files on it. Can someone please help me???????????

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  2. GripS

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    Not sure about the data transfer cable.

    When you put the hard drive in the system with windows xp did you set it up as a slave?
     
  3. tess912

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    I didn't do anything but hook it up.
     
  4. GripS

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    Ok. Check on the back of the hard drive. There should be a jumper. You need to switch this jumper from the master position to the slave position.
     
  5. tess912

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    Thank you, I will check, but I believe it is already in the slave position. I could be wrong though.
     
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    If it was the primary hard drive on the old system then it is in the master(or cable select) position. I think switching it to slave should allow you to see the files on the drive. It's a good place to start in the troubleshooting process anyway.
     
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