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The best way is to take the hard drive out of the computer. Add it to another computer as a secondary drive then use burning software to burn the files you want backed up.

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Problem with COMPAQ DC5850 SFF ATH/5000 2GB80GB COMBO WVXP PC Desktop hp compaq dc5850 pc won't turn on after plugging in old hard drive for transfer Posted by Author imageGuest on 1/4/2013


The h3ll you say.

(Kidding around)

Let me see if I understand this straight;

You unplugged THE harddrive to your computer..............

Then you plugged an old harddrive in, and expected to be able to use it.

Expected to because you've done it in the past.

Really

Curious;
1) Was it an old harddrive you had in the computer, removed it; and had a larger one installed?

2) Is it one that you have had in another computer?

Here's what I know, and why I'm asking;

When Windows is installed on a computer it assigns hash values, to certain major hardware components.
For example;

A) Processor
B) Motherboard: To include the motherboard chipset, and BIOS program. (To include version and date)
C) Harddrive
D) Graphics chipset

Change any two of these hardware components, and Windows will think it is being stolen. Put on another computer.

Microsoft User's License states, "One GENUINE copy of Windows per ONE computer"

(Microsoft makes one Master disk, and from it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer)

Now if you stated you installed the old harddrive as a Slave drive; then I could understand.

P2 connector?
That is a Power Supply power cable.

According to specifications the Harddrive is a SATA unit.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF06b/12454-12454-64287-3328896-3328896-3658105-3687950.html?dnr=1

Internal Drives - Hard disk controller -SATA 3.0Gb/s NCQ SMART IV

The power cable to it is a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Probably what your P2, and P3 power cables are.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DC5850-SFF-Motherboard-SPS-461537-001-/310417711958?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4846566356

P1 will be a 24-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

P4 cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

P5 cable, MAYBE, (Might be P3 too)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

And P6 power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#floppy

This type of power cable is also used on a Card Reader.

To conclude;

A) SATA harddrive has to have a SATA power cable, and SATA data cable.

The SATA power cable's connector is wider, than the SATA data cable's connector.
15-pins for the SATA power cable connector; 7-pins for the SATA data cable's connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

The above is a general example of a SATA data cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard.

Your SATA data cable connectors on the motherboard, are of a different style than the above.

You have Four SATA connectors on the motherboard;
1) Light Blue
2) Orange
3) Dark Blue
4) White

Regards,
joecoolvette

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David, this is the Service Manual for the Dell Dimension 3100 Desktop PC,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm

Click on Removing and Installing Parts.
Click on Harddrive

1) Pull the SATA power cable out of the back of the Harddrive,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

[ Note the L-shaped slot in the connector. Lines up with the L-shaped tab on the back if the Harddrive ]

2) Pull the SATA data cable out of the back of the Harddrive,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

[Top example is a SATA data cable. The bottom example is a SATA connector on the motherboard. Again note the L-shape in the connector.
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The SATA data cable connector has 7 ]

3) Now press the blue tabs (Clips) towards each other.
(Can also be said as -> Towards the middle of the harddrive )

4) Pull up, and out on the harddrive.

If I may ask, why are you removing it?
Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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