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Windows 7: suddenly could not access folders in old drive, explorer not respondng

28 Oct 2017   #11
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Michkelo View Post
Mrjimphelps

Sorry what I meant to say was that the hdd is connected to the adapter via molex and the adapter is connected to the Automatic voltage regulator via the A/C adapter. Pls see picture above. I'll still try your suggestion though.
I hope you haven't already damaged your drive by using the A/C adapter that came with it.

I think if there is a chance to recover your data from this drive, Linux is your best choice, like Jumanji said. And whatever you do, DO NOT use the A/C adapter that came with your IDE to USB adapter.


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29 Oct 2017   #12
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sounds like a great idea! Will definitely look into that. Hope it works! Thanks
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29 Oct 2017   #13
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Mrjimphelps

Will definitely be using molex from now on. Thanks.
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02 Nov 2017   #14
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Jumanji

When booting lucid puppy I get this:

"lupu_528.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console... /bin/ah: can't access try; job control turned off #"

And stops.

But when I checked the pen drive the file exists.
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02 Nov 2017   #15
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Are you using a USB 3 port? I have come to know that Puppy Linux does not support USB 3 ports. Try plugging your Lucid Puppy Flash drive into an USB 2 port and boot.
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02 Nov 2017   #16
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes. Ok I'll try the usb 2 port then. Thanks
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07 Nov 2017   #17
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Jumanji

Sorry, been busy these past days. Plugging into usb 2 still didn't work. Any more suggestions?
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07 Nov 2017   #18
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You may try the following:
1. If the PC has the CSM( Compatibility Support Module) setting in BIOS/UEFI, enable it first.
2. Disable Secure boot temporarily. ( Remember to restore secure boot afterwards when the job is finished)
3. Enable Legacy USB support option in BIOS/UEFI setup

Check your motherboard documentation on BIOS/UEFI setup. ( Note down any changes you make so that you can revert later)

You may also burn a CD with that ISO and boot from that CD to eliminate USB from the equation. ( This worked for a OP in TenForums Harddrive Failure or Hardware Failure? - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums)
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07 Nov 2017   #19
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
How can you be using both the A/C adapter that came with it AND the molex power connection for this drive? There's only one power connector on the drive; you can't plug in two power sources at the same time.
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Some of my older sata drives have a molex connector and others do not. When bench testing, I connect the molex power to the adapter and others directly to the molex connector because the usb does not have enough power. The warning on the drive says it all :-)


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07 Nov 2017   #20
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ Good one. Thanks for sharing the info..
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