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01-27-2011 01:08 PM
Yes, I did that thanks. Got a caddy coming from autoeshop (UK) for £5.39!
Ordered the same drive as you from Amazon for £50.98
Just need to find a jumper either from my scrap box or I'll go to Maplin.
I'll let you know what happens
01-27-2011 01:30 PM
I used a standard IDE jumper. It was a little it to long and stopped the connector seating correctly, so I cut about 1/6th of a inch off the top of the jumper. It then worked fine.
02-04-2011 12:26 PM
Received drive from Amazon, same as yours, received caddy from Ebay and the expensive one from the US.
Used the US caddy as it comes with a jumper.
Followed your procedure.
It all works perfectly and being direct on the motherboard is much better than using an external drive.
Thanks for taking the time to post your experiences I would have probably given up without it.
I may push my luck and get another drive and clone my C drive incase the original fails.
02-05-2011 10:27 AM
Great good news. Well done.
I used Acronis which I bought from either PC World or Amazon, I know it was relativley cheap approx £17. Worth every penny, brilliant bit of software.
Used it back up my complete disk onto an external hard drive via USB then, as a test, copied it back to a new blank formated disk in my C drive, which I later used as my F drive.. Rebooted and all worked well. So now I regularly back up my hard drive (clone it) to an external drive and I know if my C drive goes then I have only to change the disk, format it and copy the whole drive back.
As I copied the whole drive on to my secondary disk (now the F drive) this means that if I loose the main disk then I only have to change over disks and I am up and running again.
Think they call this Belt, Braces and another Belt.
Recently I had a problem with Outlook not opening up, just got an error message. Had a read up and found this was a common fault caused by a corrupt file and that Outlook required a re-install, and I would loose all my e-mails.
Having copied the C drive to my F drive I went into the outlook appropriate files on the F drive and copied them across to the C drive. Outlook then worked fine on the C drive.
This is so useful for getting out of trouble.
Incidentley my latest find is Malwarebytes anti malware. My PC had slowed down so ran Norton Internet security, despite what people say I find that it is excellent for virus protection both from invasive sites or e-mails. However Norton revealed no problems.
Still convinced that I had a lodger or two on my PC I ran Spyware doctor... nothing found.
So I persisted and ran Malwarebytes (the free download version) this revealled 22 infections of Syware/Malware. Cleared them using the same program... now have to strap my PC to the table to stop it taking off its so fast.
Would still highly recommed Norton, but also I will be running Malwarebytes on a frequent basis.
Good Luck, regards
02-07-2011 09:27 AM
Sounds like you have had some bad experiences with blue screens like me and sitting up half the night trying to get it all back.
I got hold of Malwarebytes and have cloned my C drive to a separate external drive using Norton Ghost.
I'll give Acronis a look.
I back up to a 2TB seagate desktop drive, just plug it in once a week.
On my PC I like to run the operating system and software on C drive and then keep the second hard drive for files and folders, that way if C crashes I don't lose my stuff that normally gets embedded in the software progs.
I save my outlook files by exporting then to a file on the second drive as part of my back up session.
I can now do the same on my laptop.
Now I know I can do it I'll get another drive ordered for if/when I get trouble with C.
I've printed out your info as a reference.