Question about Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 Hard Disk 80GB, 7200RPM, ATA-6, 2MB Cache, Desktop, 20PACK (HDS728080PLAT200A3021020PK) Hard Drive

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Trying to get data off an IDE drive from a dead system

I have tried pluggin this IDE 80 Gig Hitachi Deskstar drive into a system running Win/98 as well as Win/XP. I have tried it as a master and a slave. In all cases the most I get is the drive is recognized at the BIOS but is never acknowledged at the OS. When I make it the master on the XP system, it sees it at the post but immediately goes to a 'windows did not start successfully' dialog and loops back to a screen to choose safe mode or start windows normally,,,,,I don't think the drive is hosed,,,I just can't seem to get it recognized at the OS of any box.....

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This MS link will help you configure it so you can read it

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I would recommend TechRx, inc. for a free exam of the drive. The Hitachi Deskstar drive has some unique featues that allow a data recovery company to do firmware repair easier than other brands of drives. When a drive is not detected, it could be due to NVRAM corruption on the drive. If you find my answer helpful, please leave feedback/rank.

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You won't loose your data Why wold you think you would? once data is written to a hard drive it remains there until it is removed be a user, it works on the same principlea a floppy, the magnetic coating on the surface of the anodized disks inside of the HD are written to and retain memory of the data, the only things in a computer that won't keep their data are the RAM chips which need electricity running through them to work.

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there are few thing you ahve to keep in mind

there are two type of hard disk
1. IDE
2. SATA

As per your hdd capacity it should of IDE type.

Now there are two IDE slots on motherboard. One is Primary and other is Secondary

You can fix two hdd with one IDE Slot that mean you can fix up upto faour IDE hdd at a time

Now again there are Primary master and Primary Slave

and

Secondary Master and Secondary Slave

Now You have to examine what was the location of previous hdd
1 Primary Master
2 Primary Slave
3 Secondary Master
4 Secondary Slave.

Now you have to make a HDD master or Slave.

just in between data cable connector and power cable connector there is a jumper. that specify the master or slave. do reply me if it works well thanks

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