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Windows 7: Trying to read SATA drive from XP PC on Windows 7 PC

05 Mar 2011   #1
petesteege

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Trying to read SATA drive from XP PC on Windows 7 PC

My XP PC died. I bought a new Windows 7 PC and want to transfer my data from my old 500GB SATA drive (S: drive on my old PC - I used it for data only - not my boot drive).

I bought a USB converter, plugged the drive into a USB port. The drive is recognized, but my PC doesn't see any volumes or anything else. It says its working properly.

How can I get access to my files? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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06 Mar 2011   #2
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there

First of all welcome to SevenForums!

The SATA Drive probably will require a power supply unless its a laptop SATA drive. You may be able to use the power supply from a desktop.
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06 Mar 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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12 Mar 2011   #4
petesteege

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Here's a screen shot ofhe Device Manager screens:

Trying to read SATA drive from XP PC on Windows 7 PC-capture.png

Trying to read SATA drive from XP PC on Windows 7 PC-capture-2.png

I do have power on the drive.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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13 Mar 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management with the old Hd pluged in to USB port?
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13 Mar 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Could be a permissions issue. Try taking ownership of the entire drive.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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17 Mar 2011   #7
petesteege

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Tried owning, didn't work

I tried owning the drive. The drive doesn't show up as a mapped drive, so I couldn't right click on it to get the "ownership" option.

Any other ideas? Thanks for the help.
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17 Mar 2011   #8
danielraja2

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Since it is a SATA drive connect it straight to the avail SATA port and check it what is the make of the casing?
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