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New HDD - Old HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PaveFE, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. PaveFE

    PaveFE Thread Starter

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    Hey all,

    First let me say this is an awesome site for idiots like me (at least I'm trying to learn). ANYWAYS, I just bought a new 60GB Western Digital (WD) HDD. I took out my old 20GB HDD (WD) and put it to the side for now. I just got done loading up the new HDD with Win98SE and all my software. What I want to do if it's possible, is slave my old drive in so I can get all my personal files, etc. swapped to the new drive. Is this possible? And how would I do it?
    Thanks,
    PaveFE
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Connect the old drive to the Secondary IDE channel. Be sure the second IDE channel is turned on in the BIOS and the drive is recognized by the BIOS. You may have to temporarily disconnect other devices from the secondary IDE channel.

    Exit, go to Windows and copy away.
     
  3. hw45

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    Don't forget the jumper to set as slave on the old HDD.
     
  4. PaveFE

    PaveFE Thread Starter

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    Will do, thanks for the help
    :D
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    If you put the drive on the other IDE cable and disconnect anything else from that cable, you do not have to reset the jumper.
     
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