I have been having trouble with a hard drive. It is from an old computer of mine and it has some stuff on it that I want. It is an IDE drive, but my mobo is a sata board so I went to maplins to get an adaptor to switch between the 2.
I know this adaptor works as I use it for my laptop hdd (which is now also in my desktop) and it works perfectly.
The bios recognises this dodgy hdd and is fine with it, but when I try to load windows, it just hangs once all the little squares have joined together to make the windows sign at the boot screen...it sits there "glowing" for ages
I have tried disabling the hdd in the bios, tried switching the switch on the adaptor the other way and nothing happens...windows will only boot if i unplug the power to it.
There is no bootable info on this hdd, just a few files
Any help will be gratefully received