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Didn't know where to put this, so I'm trying it here.
Friend had his years old eMachine crap out, and I had enough extras laying around to put together a very budget build for him so he can at least get online.
Unfortunately, he has some pics on his hard drive that he would like to save.
No problem, I have an 80gb portable I can toss them on.
Problem, for some reason my rig won't go past post if I have his old 160GB IDE drive hooked up.
The actual debug code my mobo is giving me is "IDE Detect", and that's where it sits, eternally.
Edited by Nixuz - 2/14/12 at 2:50pm
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post #2 of 11
Is his "old" HDD a SATA or PATA drive?
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PATA
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Did you put the jumpers on the right spot (i think it's slave setting, though i haven't touched a PATA in years)?
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post #5 of 11
Yeah you need to set it to a Slave drive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post

PATA



Put it into a drive-housing so that you can "hot-swap it" and slam it into a nix box... if a nix box can't get to it, there is no (realistic) way windows can frown.gif
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post #7 of 11
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Set to slave, made sure of that first.
Also, I'm not going to all the trouble of setting up a nix box just to transfer some photos.
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post #8 of 11
Is it possible that the drive no longer works? What exactly happened when his computer "crapped out"?
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post #9 of 11
I've been on forums that would delete this thread without warning for having a thread name like this, try and make the thread title a little more descriptive next time.

IIRC if you only have one device plugged in to a IDE port it should be master not slave. When you add a second device to the same IDE channel then you make one master and one slave. I could be wrong but try it as master and see what happens.

edit Wikipedia
Quote:
If there is a single device on a cable, it should be configured as master

Also do you have an IDE to USB converter? They're less than $20, might be worth a shot.
Edited by AgentHydra - 2/14/12 at 3:21pm
     
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post #10 of 11
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Always the easiest answer.
Yep, old HDD was dead.
And I didn't think about t he title because I didn't know if it was an HDD problem or a Mobo problem or what.
Guy is unfortunately going to be picking up a new SATA drive. Sucks because he lost his pics, as well as the market being so high for drives now.

BUT...he should be happy coming from a 2Ghz Sempron with 512RAM and onboard vid, to a 3.1Ghz PhenomII with 4GB of RAM and an 8400GS.
NOT a gamer, but it'll keep him online.
Edited by Nixuz - 2/14/12 at 3:46pm
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