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Windows 7: Old IDE WD HDD on Win7 32-bit

16 Jul 2011   #1
DarthAdon

Windows 7 32-bit, Debian Testing 64-bit, Fedora 14 64-bit
 
 
Old IDE WD HDD on Win7 32-bit

Hello everyone,
I recently opened my old DVD player and took out the HDD which was included in it.
It's the old WD1600BB-55GUC0 160gb HDD with IDE connector.
I hooked it up into my computer in the second connector of IDE cable in my computer (the cable is also connected into the DVD burner, I also tried setting the disc to slave using jumper). Problem is that Win7 seems to detect it but can't use because of missing driver. When I start the computer the HDD is detected perfectly in BIOS, and when I boot into Debian I can actually use it like any other drive. I searched the Internet and couldn't find any driver and I'd like to use the disc on all my OSes.
All my specifications should be in my profile.
Thanks in advance for any help


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16 Jul 2011   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Is there any data on the drive? What file system is used by the drive?
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16 Jul 2011   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarthAdon View Post
Hello everyone,
I recently opened my old DVD player and took out the HDD which was included in it.
It's the old WD1600BB-55GUC0 160gb HDD with IDE connector.
I hooked it up into my computer in the second connector of IDE cable in my computer (the cable is also connected into the DVD burner, I also tried setting the disc to slave using jumper). Problem is that Win7 seems to detect it but can't use because of missing driver. When I start the computer the HDD is detected perfectly in BIOS, and when I boot into Debian I can actually use it like any other drive. I searched the Internet and couldn't find any driver and I'd like to use the disc on all my OSes.
All my specifications should be in my profile.
Thanks in advance for any help
Hi DarthAdon, Welcome to the forums , Try connecting the HDD to the primary IDE connector ( the cable the original HDD is on ) still keep the new drive as slave
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16 Jul 2011   #5
DarthAdon

Windows 7 32-bit, Debian Testing 64-bit, Fedora 14 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Is there any data on the drive? What file system is used by the drive?
No, i formated it using Gparted live cd to NTFS.
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16 Jul 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Reformat in Disk management.
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16 Jul 2011   #7
DarthAdon

Windows 7 32-bit, Debian Testing 64-bit, Fedora 14 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Reformat in Disk management.
I forgot to tell that Windows can't see the HDD at all except the device manager, where it's located in other devices and says that the driver is not installed.
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16 Jul 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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