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Windows 7: 10+ year old HDD

26 Oct 2010   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you get a picture of the drive label? I can't find a good one on the internet.


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26 Oct 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I wouldn't go through the "take ownershp" step unless you find you need it. The simple approach is to hook up the drive, run a virus scan, move the files you need. Simple.

Not saying LiquidSnak's approach isn't good, it's just that you may not need it.
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26 Oct 2010   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i WOULD JUST HOOK THE HDD UP WITH OUT THE JUMPER AS A FREE DRIVE THEM SKIM THROUGH IT VIRUS CHECK INCLUDED NO NEED TO BE FUMBLING AROUND WITH SETTINGS BECAUSE YOU WILL DOOM YOU'RE MACHINE AS WELL IF THERE IS SOMETHING ON THERE BAD


BASIC STEPS IS TO REMOVE JUMPER USE IDE CABLE USE IT AS A FREE DRIVE BOOT WINDOWS THEN REQUEST A EXPLORE LOOK INTO THE DRIVE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED THUS I DID THIS WITH MY OLD SYSTEM HOOKING UP A OLD HDD THEN REFORMATTING IT FOR USE WITH THE NEW SYSTEM

AFTER THOSE STEPS YOU SHOULD BE GOOD AND IT WILL MAKE SURE SOMETHING DOESNT HOP ON YOUR SYSTEM AND THATS IT DONE DEAL YOU AND MOM ARE HAPPY
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26 Oct 2010   #14
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I wouldn't go through the "take ownershp" step unless you find you need it. The simple approach is to hook up the drive, run a virus scan, move the files you need. Simple.

Not saying LiquidSnak's approach isn't good, it's just that you may not need it.
Oh, so I can still get the stuff off the HDD just by plugging it in and screwing it down in my computer? But if I wanted to use the HDD for maybe running another OS or something then I can use LiquidSnak's method, right? Because that's what I had in mind once I finished getting the data off the HDD for my mom.
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26 Oct 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Again, if you find you need to take ownership, i.e you get messages about permissions, than use LiquidSnak's solution, but If you get no messages, no need to do it.

As for wanting to use the drive as an external drive, that has nothing to do with it. And if you're going to put another OS on it, again, those permission wouldn't apply since you're wipping the drive anyway

It's really rather simple, remove the drive, hook to your machine, scan for virus, copy files. If you want use the drive for something else, wipe it, or keep it in tact.

Simple

Hope this clears things up.
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26 Oct 2010   #16
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Can you get a picture of the drive label? I can't find a good one on the internet.
Here's a pic, Liquid. I think you'll be able to see the diagram ok.


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26 Oct 2010   #17
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
If you don't have an external enclosure, you will likely have to tack it onto your MoBo. Do you have an available IDE cable? Plug it in, but make sure that it's set to slave on the jumper settings
He can do you one better...he has a totaled computer full of spare parts.
In case his HDD is SATA (as I expect) he probably doesn't have to change any jumpers.
but it was good to remind the TS of the chance it could be necessary.
Such details are easily overlooked.

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i WOULD JUST HOOK THE HDD UP WITH OUT THE JUMPER AS A FREE DRIVE
That largely depends on the drive in question...10 years ago you had to jumper correctly or it's a no go.

TS: connect the drive to the ide port and boot into BIOS if it's not being recognized, shut down and switch the jumper to the other setting depending on the position on the bus. If it's alone CS (cable select) might be a possibility as well.

-DG
Edit: now that the pic is up, go for the settings on the first (top) diagram
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26 Oct 2010   #18
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

Well, i I read my mobo manual (p6t se) and I got the impression I had an IDE cable, but after looking inside the tower I can't find one. My HDD is sata, as some others suggested. I guess I wasted everybody's time. I took some pictures in case I'm missing something. One is my mom's HDD, and then mine and then the wiring harness in my computer.


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26 Oct 2010   #19
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You have a slot for it, but you just need the cable. The first picture, of the drive, on the left of jumper settings is the one you should use. (as a slave drive, it will not try to boot from it) Nice cable management, btw.

On your last attached picture (of the motherboard), your IDE slot is on the bottom, near the expansion slots.

Newegg.com - OKGEAR 18" IDE round cable,dual device,Clear Silver Model RC18IDES - Cables

You might not have to take ownership, as Sygnus said, but if you do, refer to my other post
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26 Oct 2010   #20
dobhar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This is just to add on to the great help you are getting. I use the following hardware , see linky below, at work..."USB to IDE"...to hook up HDD's that I need to pull data from. No need to install HDD into another computer or an external enclosure. Works with IDE & SATA (supports 2.5 and 3.5 HDD's). Very cheap to purchase. "No muss, no fuss"

Sabrent USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable for 2.5-Inch/ 3.5-Inch / 5.25-Inch Drive with Power Adapter at TigerDirect.com
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