External Hard Disk Issue

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Dazedonblue

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I took the hard drive (a barracuda 7200.7 30 gig by seagate) out of my dell Pc when I got this laptop for Christamas(wife). I was told that I could take the hard drive out put it in an external hard drive case. I did so, however, it recognizes it as Mass storage device/ then it says the new hardware is installed and ready to use/ then it says there was a problem during install and the hardware my not work. I have been through MS Support /Seagate/ support/ Gateway support. Please I have so much data on the drive it is extremely important. Any help would be incredible!!!!!!!
 
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HI Dazeonblue
It is always best to start your own thread.
What is the jumper on the drive set to?
It needs to be set as master for external drives.
Does the external caddy have its own power supply or is it usb powered?
 

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Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

Dazedonblue

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The hard drive box came with its own power plug as for setting the master switch, the answer is no. I did examine the outside looking for a switch after speaking to a friend that told me the same thing. How do I set it to master? Thanks
 
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