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Windows 7: IDE Not Recognised by Windows

26 Nov 2009   #1
Esperento

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
IDE Not Recognised by Windows

I've just got a new PC and want to transfer data from my old IDE to my new SATA but when I plug in the IDE, I can see it in BIOS but not in Windows. I've tried opening Disk Management but it's not listed there. I've also tried running diskpart but it doesn't appear there either. Any ideas what to do please? Thanks!


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26 Nov 2009   #2
SevenUser09

 

My secondary IDE drive doesn't appear but its random. Same thing, BIOS sees it fine but Windows doesn't know about it. I also hear it spin up randomly once in awhile. Never had this issue with XP.
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26 Nov 2009   #3
Qdos

 

Can you interface your IDE drive with a USB adapter and attempt to access the data by that method? If there are any issues with drive firmware and W7 then they ought to be overcome using this method of connection...



I always keep one of these devices handy for just such issues...
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26 Nov 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's a good idea Qdos. Thanks from me. I will attempt to use one of these to get some data from an old HD too. They have parallel to USB adapters also (i just found out)

I HATE this old hardware and will be glad when it's all gone...if it ever is.
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26 Nov 2009   #5
Qdos

 

You're most welcome, I am sure it will work for you
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26 Nov 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I hope all the USB adapters I have ordered will work. I have ordered a parallel, and serial to USB, and now I think I will get a IDE too.
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12 Dec 2009   #7
Esperento

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The cable worked great thanks. I was hoping to get windows to recognise the drive but all I wanted was the data off the drive and to not have to spend hours doing it so this worked fine. Thanks guys .
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