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Originally Posted by Tommyturtle1995 View Post

Yes it was a loose wiring issue, but its also an issue with the hitachi hdd. If its plugged in the computer isn't happy. I really want to use that hdd

Be more specific.

What do you mean by "not happy"? Are all these issues happening when you have the Hitachi plugged in? Or are/were they separate from the problems you're having with the Hitachi right now? And more specifically, how is your computer reacting to the Hitachi drive being installed? Does the computer blue screen? Does it hang on load-up? Does it give you any kind of error that you can see on your monitor?

In order for us to help you, you have to be as specific as possible with the problem you are having. Tell us everything that happens. The more information we have, the easier it is for us to figure out the problem, and the quicker you get back to using your old hard drive again.
post #12 of 23
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When the hitachi hdd is plugged in the fans cpu does not spin and I have to cut the computers power in order to shut it off. Nothing appears on screen, it also makes the beeping sound.
post #13 of 23
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The hdd is a 2009 hatichi hdd from my gateway sx2800-1 It has vista on it, primary reason why I wanted it

I just noticed you put this, are you intending on trying to use this installation of Windows Vista on your new system with a new motherboard and everything else? If so I'm 90% sure it will not work redface.gif From what I know sometimes you can get lucky but in most cases it doesn't work at all or causes a lot of problems down the line. Anyway if this isn't what you meant please ignore me wink.gif
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tommyturtle1995 View Post

The hdd is a 2009 hatichi hdd from my gateway sx2800-1 It has vista on it, primary reason why I wanted it

I just noticed you put this, are you intending on trying to use this installation of Windows Vista on your new system with a new motherboard and everything else? If so I'm 90% sure it will not work redface.gif From what I know sometimes you can get lucky but in most cases it doesn't work at all or causes a lot of problems down the line. Anyway if this isn't what you meant please ignore me wink.gif

Yeah.
That sounds like it.
Your "Vista" drive (or "installed Vista OS on Hitachi drive")from your Gateway
is setup(drivers,etc) to run on your old machine.
It will likely NEVER work in this situation and will ALWAYS cause trouble even just hooked up as a spare drive...
IF you WIPED Hitachi(while OUTSIDE the new machine)
And THEN RE-INSTALLED VISTA-(with Hitachi as destination for install)you may get it to work after updates, etc.
I THINK you can "explore"the old drive, remove bootmgr & acess SOME programs/files,but you will not be able to use as "dual boot" or "boot into Vista"...
Sorry.
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I just noticed you put this, are you intending on trying to use this installation of Windows Vista on your new system with a new motherboard and everything else? If so I'm 90% sure it will not work redface.gif From what I know sometimes you can get lucky but in most cases it doesn't work at all or causes a lot of problems down the line. Anyway if this isn't what you meant please ignore me wink.gif


Yeah its 95% of the reason why I wanted it, also wanted all the work I have on it. Windows is costly... And I don't like win 8 very much, even though vista isn't at all great, I miss it simply because I was so used to it.
post #16 of 23
So the solution to this issue is reinstall vista on your Hitachi if you have the keys. If not, your out of luck.
post #17 of 23
No... the solution is to force loading from the original HDD that is in his build. Then, he can pull whatever files he needs off the Hitachi.


What he wants to do after that is up to him.
    
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post #18 of 23
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No... the solution is to force loading from the original HDD that is in his build. Then, he can pull whatever files he needs off the Hitachi.


What he wants to do after that is up to him.

Bingo.




His motherboard/BIOS should also have hard drive hot-swapping as an available feature. Have the new drive in SATA port 1, enable hot-swapping for SATA port 2 in your BIOS, then start up Windows 8. Once you're on your desktop you can then plug in your Hitachi drive without having to turn off/restart your PC, and it should show up in the "Computer" folder.
Edited by xH2L - 4/16/14 at 1:06pm
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No... the solution is to force loading from the original HDD that is in his build. Then, he can pull whatever files he needs off the Hitachi.


What he wants to do after that is up to him.

I guess I must have read this wrong. Previous posts from OP suggest that he wanted to use vista on his old drive because it had vista and a new OS cost to much. If I understood this wrong OP, I apologize.
post #20 of 23
The OP originally stated that had a boot drive in place, let's call this C:.

OP does not like the OS loaded on C:, so he added Hitachi into the mix. As he very clearly stated that he wants Vista, and he has important docs saved on it.

For one reason, or another, PC no longer powers up.

Troubleshooting information is next to impossible to find. Because reasons.

It is unknown if OP was successfully was able to power up the PC.


Where we are at right now... OP needs to have PC power up. OP needs to load current OS on drive C:. OP needs to use Magic Jellybean Key Finder to pull the key for Vista off of Hitachi, and back up important docs. OP needs to reinstall Vista on Hitachi, so if unsuccessful, he can still use OS on C:. Once there, he can do whatever with OS on C:.

Please, did I miss anything?



EDIT: But wait! There's more! OP: Have you considered using this?: http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISATAU2-Supports-2-5-Inch-5-25-Inch/dp/B000J01I1G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1397686313&sr=8-3&keywords=sata+to+usb
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