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Can I Access My Secondary HD????

by mongoose_unleashed / August 11, 2005 4:27 AM PDT

Operating system- Computer-WIN XP PRO
Pentium 4, 3.00GHz, 512MB of RAM

Okay bare with me ...first time writing on a message board.

Old comp crashed, Mother board crapped out. Removed HD to place as a secondary in new system to extract info and put into new comp and new HD. Everything is set correctly (ie:jumpers ribbon power) Properly installed as a secondry to New HD. Now in comp management I can see it but I cannot acess it asks me to format drive. Now as I stated above same Op Sys Win XP PRO.

Is there anything else i can try to extract the info of this it is for a small buissness and was not backed up. Anything...I will try it.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 5:23 AM PDT
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by chuckieu / August 11, 2005 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Try a KNOPPIX CD.

Recently started playing with an old 380D Thinkpad. First I wiped it, then fdisk, then 98se(2G HDD). For a long time it would not read the 98se disk. Never figured out why. Anyway, I said "No problem." Popped in Knoppix 3.7.
??? Wouldn't read it either. I thought Knoppix could be read by all Unix/Linux and Windows up to 98se/ME. Maybe not NTFS, but everything else. It was like someone p*^%$%&^ in my Wheaties. Got it set up nicely with 98se now, but not being able to problem solve with Knoppix kind of threw me. chuck

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Some 3x0 Thinkpad history.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Bob

We had many IBM 7xx and 3x0 models way back when. We were nonplused about IBM's reply to our 5 or more laptops that would have nothing to do with CDR or CDRW media (which read fine on desktops all over.)

We never found a fix but didn't buy IBM laptops that next year.


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