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Windows 7: data recovery

30 Mar 2011   #11

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

At this point, I just looking for clues, rather than providing answers, but have you checked in the BIOS to see if the drive is properly detected there?

EDIT: Are both disk 5 and 6 connected in exactly the same fashion?

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30 Mar 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Well, the only thing I can think of is something like this;

$4.20 - SATA to IDE Converter Driver - Cables & Adapters

Regards....Mike Connor

EDIT: Notice the comments;

Good Product but ....
Posted by snootybaronet on 7/24/2009
Involvement: General (knows how to use it) - Ownership: more than 1 month
Price: Ease of Use: Build Quality: Usefulness: Overall Rating: Pros:
I've used this product to salvage several IDE drives from an older computer. Works like a charm with Western Digital drives.

I recently used this to add a Pioneer DVR 112D. I can only use the Cable Select jumper setting and it automatically sets the DMA Transfer rate to Ultra DMA Mode 2 instead of Mode 4. Therefore I can't write DVDs with the software I'm using. Luckily I have another DVD writer installed.

Other Thoughts:
Good for hard drives but you may have reduced performance with some DVD writers.

Excellent product for the money. I'll use it in the future for another IDE hard drive that I'm looking to salvage in my new PC.

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30 Mar 2011   #13

microsoft 7 premium home 64 bit

I'll give that a try, I was looking for an IDE/SATA conversion cable before the enclosure, but guess I didnt look hard enough. I currently have a help ticket in with ACOMDATA to see if there's an updated driver for windows 7, seems they dont have support for that yet,
will post the results

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30 Mar 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP


What boot conflict did you have when you correctly attempted to attach the IDE drive internally?

Set the Win7 SATA drive as first HD to boot in BIOS setup and there should be no conflict. Your IDE drive will not boot or attempt to boot unless you choose it in BIOS Boot Order or BIOS Boot menu.
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20 Oct 2011   #15


If you don't have access to the external drive then don't panic. It might be happening due to incompatibility of any application after windows update. Some applications become incompatible to the updated version of Windows after updating the older version. Hence, it is important to fix this problem by formatting. After that you can opt for a data recovery software free download to recover the lost files.
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