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Windows 7: data recovery

30 Mar 2011   #1
t357f

microsoft 7 premium home 64 bit
 
 
data recovery

My power supply on my old comp died, so it was time to upgrade computers, I went from running windows XP to windows 7 now. I saved my old "previously upgraded" 320g wd internal drive to recover the data to my new machine. I got an external drive enclosure, installed everything but windows is telling me I dont have "access" to the drive. Any help? When I go into disk management, it sees the drive but it's not initialized, nor will it let me initialize it when I try.

Thanks


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30 Mar 2011   #2
seekermeister

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

Is that external connected via a controller card? Is the driver for that controller installed?
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30 Mar 2011   #3
t357f

microsoft 7 premium home 64 bit
 
 

no, not through a controller card, in an enclosure via usb port
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30 Mar 2011   #4
seekermeister

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

Do you have the hard drive jumper set at master?
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30 Mar 2011   #5
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried setting the drive up in Windows?

Go to Control Panel;



Computer Management;



and see what that tells you.

If it is set as a boot partition you may need to change the jumpers.

Regards....Mike Connor
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30 Mar 2011   #6
t357f

microsoft 7 premium home 64 bit
 
 

it is set as master, and in disk management, it says it's Disc 6. unknown, not initialized, then 298 GB unallocated, and when I click initialize, it does nothing
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30 Mar 2011   #7
seekermeister

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

Have you tried connecting the drive directly to the computer via internal connectors?
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30 Mar 2011   #8
t357f

microsoft 7 premium home 64 bit
 
 

yes, the old drive is an IDE drive, and the new mobo only supports SATA, but I have a Raid controller that allows connection to an IDE drive, so I tried to run the connection through there, but I couldnt get the double boot up conflict to stop no matter what pin conifuration, or anything I did in BIOS, So i decided to do the toaster option.
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30 Mar 2011   #9
seekermeister

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

Just curiosity, but you said that this drive is labeled drive 6 in Disk Management, but in your specs you only list 2 drives, one of which appears to be this one...what are the other 5 drives?
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30 Mar 2011   #10
t357f

microsoft 7 premium home 64 bit
 
 

disk 0 is my internal drive, 1-4 are labeled removable, and disc 5 is another external hard drive that has been and is running fine.
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