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IDE HDD not Recognized on SATA Computer

by desertjim / August 14, 2011 1:37 AM PDT

I'm adding
one of my old IDE drives to my SATA Win7 box using an
adapter.

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Since you didn't take ownership.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 1:45 AM PDT

You'll have to get that done first. It varies with which version of Windows but after reading your post, you'll have to get it done.

Try other articles about that.
Bob

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by desertjim / August 14, 2011 5:18 AM PDT

You said I'd Have to "take ownership" first. Are you saying that from your own knowledge or from the fact that I said someone told me to do it?

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It's likely it's the same issue as before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 5:46 AM PDT

There are many articles about taking ownership. I can't tell if you tried the one about booting to safe mode.
Bob

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by desertjim / August 14, 2011 6:23 AM PDT

No, I haven't tried the safe mode yet.

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IDE HDD not Recognized on SATA Computer
by desertjim / August 14, 2011 8:48 AM PDT

When I booted to SAFE MODE the drive didn't even show up. Rebooted regular and I still get this:

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Sorry to read that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 8:56 AM PDT
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by desertjim / August 14, 2011 10:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry to read that.

Someone said that the Q:\ drive is NOT the drive I'm trying to install; that it's a phantom drive that has something to do with MS Office. Read something like that on the MS site as well.

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Let's say the drive needs formatting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 10:32 AM PDT

Did you head to Disk management and see the drive there?

If not, we'll have to think about getting some IDE to SATA adapter if IDE is disabled in the machine.

There's more to setting up IDE than most people are prepared for. Since you got a new drive letter (you would have seen Q before?) I thought you were past that step. For now, let's head to disk management and see if you find the drive there.

If not it is possible there is an unsupported and disabled IDE port in the machine. Not the first time you've seen that I hope.

Here's an adapter -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119257
Bob

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by desertjim / August 14, 2011 1:26 PM PDT

It wasn't shown in Disk Management.

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Sorry, what SATA Computer is this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 10:58 AM PDT

I re-read all the posts and could not find the make and model.

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by desertjim / August 14, 2011 1:27 PM PDT

ACER M3970 Aspire, 6G Memory, 6 SATA Ports, 3.1 GHZ.

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Now it's much clearer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2011 12:04 AM PDT

The adapter is not functional. I took your word " the drive is recognized as drive Q," and after all this, we see you need to get a working adapter.

Some of these adapters have me trying all three jumper selections on the HDD.

And I see this machine can have that IDE EMULATION mode so that means that only 4 ports may be active.

This is deep stuff where past and present PC knowledge is required. Because you wrote " the drive is recognized as drive Q," I skipped any discussion about getting adapters and more.

Back to the beginning. Get a working adapter or skip that and put it into some USB case.
Bob

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