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trustnone
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My old computer died and I want to save filed from my old Hard drive to my new computer

Hi,

My old computer died, and I have purcassed a new computer an HP p6230y. I have installed my old Hard Drive in to the new computer as a second HD in the 2nd Hard drive bay. I would like to transfer my files from the old HD to the new HD. I would like to then format the old HD and use it internally as a second HD. After installing the Hard Drive I cannot seem to find the (old HD) on my computer. I can see that the old HD has successfully been installed by running a diagnostic of the drive. It all checks out OK. I am unable to access the old HD in any way other than the diagnosic, and when I boot up the computer I can see that a second HD is installed. What am I doing wrong?? And what can I do to access the info on the old HD, and then use it as a second HD in my new computer? Am I missing some step in the set-up/ install? Help.

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hondabob
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Re: My old computer died and I want to save filed from my old Hard drive to my new computer

DID YOU SET UP THE OLD DRIVE AAS A SLAVE BY REPOSIONING THE PINS IN THE DRIVE. CHECK YOUR MANAUL IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW. IF THE DRIVE IS BAD YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FILES.
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sclui56
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What type of 'old' HDD is it? And how is it showing up under Disk Management?
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trustnone
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Re: My old computer died and I want to save filed from my old Hard drive to my new computer

If I understand you when I boot up the computer the first screen displays drive 2 (CD-DVD)/ Drive 1 750G RAID READY Functional (New HD)/ Drive 3 250G Single Disc 03 (Old HD). And to answer you second question the old HD is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA. There are only (4) four pins on the back end of the old and new Hard Drives, not the usual (8) eight pins. I was finally able to see a copy of the HD manual from Seagate to see if there were any jumper positions and there are only (4) pins labled (Factory use only). Please forgive my ignorance. I hope this helps.
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sclui56
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Re: My old computer died and I want to save filed from my old Hard drive to my new computer

This is a SATA setup, don;t worry about the jumpers. Go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/ComputerManagement/Disk Management and tell us what is showing up for the old 250G Seagate in the partition info and whether it has any drive letter assigned?
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trustnone
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There is no Drive Letter for the 250G Old HD. There is an Information symbol by this drive which states That it "Off line because it has a Signature collision with another disc that is online".
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sclui56
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OK, go back into the Disk Management, mouse over the offline old HDD, then  right click on "offline" and get the option to place the disk "online". A left click should then solved the problem.
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trustnone
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Thank you so very much. My knowledge of windows 7 is very limited. You helped to save all my files on my computer. Thank you again.
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sclui56
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Re: My old computer died and I want to save filed from my old Hard drive to my new computer

Glad it solved your issue, here is another situation - http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2009/09/signatures_in_collision_bringing_back_a_120gb.html
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