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Windows 7: How do I get files off old IDE hard drive onto new comp

10 Dec 2009   #1
Duncan

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
How do I get files off old IDE hard drive onto new comp

Hi,

I just bought a new computer, i7 860 and have put 7 x64 on it.

my motherboard is ausus p7p55d and has one ide socket on the board.

I was using this socket for my cd and dvd drives but I have detached them so I can plug in my old IDE hard drive.

I was using the IDE drive just 2 days ago in my old system.

Sometimes when I boot up the drive is seen and sometimes not.

when the drive is seen I try and copy some files over to my new sata drive I have in the new system. some of the files copy over but the the IDE drive always gets stuck. when I try to cancel the copy windows stops responding partially and I cant get out of the copy window and the old IDE hard drive explorer window.

So I restart windows and normally it now doesn't see the IDE drive.

What is going wrong?
How do I get my files off this hard drive???


Thanks,

Duncan.

ps. this forum is great. I'm very pleased it exsists!!!


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10 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try using Teracopy to copy the files off your disk. No guarantees it will work, just a thought.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Check IDE cable connections at both ends.

Try another IDE cable.

Is the drive jumpered correctly?

Is the IDE drive always seen in BIOS?

When you copy, it may help to select only a bit at a time, rather than the entire drive at once. Drag and drop should work, but maybe not as quickly as you would like. The more important question is why is the drive visible only intermittently.

You can transfer files other ways (cable, DVD, USB drive, etc), but they all depend on the IDE drive being usable.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
jeffro75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Another simple way is buy a external IDE to USB case. That way not only can you get the old files off, but you can also use it as a possible backup device.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeffro75 View Post
Another simple way is buy a external IDE to USB case. That way not only can you get the old files off, but you can also use it as a possible backup device.
If the IDE drive is not healthy, that will not work any more than his current method.
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10 Dec 2009   #6
Duncan

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

thanks Jonathan_King I will try terra copy.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Check IDE cable connections at both ends.

Try another IDE cable.

Is the drive jumpered correctly?

Is the IDE drive always seen in BIOS?

When you copy, it may help to select only a bit at a time, rather than the entire drive at once. Drag and drop should work, but maybe not as quickly as you would like. The more important question is why is the drive visible only intermittently.

You can transfer files other ways (cable, DVD, USB drive, etc), but they all depend on the IDE drive being usable.
The drive is currently set as master and it is the only drive on the IDE cable, is that correct?

I have tried several IDE cables and they are all acting the same.

The drive is intermittent in the bios/start up. I think only sata drives show up actually in bios. but there is a start up screen that says if the drive is found by JMicron.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeffro75 View Post
Another simple way is buy a external IDE to USB case. That way not only can you get the old files off, but you can also use it as a possible backup device.
I have an IDE/SATA to usb bought from Maplin but windows doesn't recognise the device when I plug it into the usb socket (I have tried multiple usb sockets)

I'll try and get the drive to show again and then try terra copy.

Thanks for everybodys' help!
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10 Dec 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It certainly sounds like a drive issue. Course, all the IDE drives are getting older, now that SATA is mainstream.
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10 Dec 2009   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Uh, oh. JMicron. I cursed them for months when I had an Asus motherboard.

Good luck.

Considering that JMicron is cuckoo, I'd try slave, other ID ports, anything else I could think of.
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10 Dec 2009   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try to update the IDE controller driver in Device manager.

Download and burn to CD Western Digital Lifeguard diagnostics and run it on your HD. It will repair whatever it can while diagnosing your HD.

Run chkdsk on the HD to complete steps to salvaging data and HD>
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10 Dec 2009   #10
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

remove the jumper or configure for default cable select mode
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