Right first time problem tried alot but cant work it out hoping some one will save me!! I previously had a dimension 3000 (dell) with 2 hard drives. i had a seagate 30gb hard drive as the slave which i had all my music stored on. that computer got a virus so i fresh installed and music was still on seagate hd. I now have a dimension 5100 which supports basically sata harddrive and the sea gate is ntfs, i would like my music on this computer and have connected the seagate in the slot between the cd drive and the floppy disk drive and have connected the right jumpers, power cable and its set as slave. So here is my problem my computer isnt detecting the hard drive, i tried looking in the system start up, in device manager etc etc i cant find n e way to get it to read it! can some one please help would be really appreciated and thank you for reading this !!!! since it isnt the best piece of literature ever written!
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Re: Adding old hard drive to new pc!
The seagate HHD (secondary drive) need to be on the same cable as the primary HHD. unless you haev SATA. then it is need to be connected to the second SATA connector on the mother board.
go to BIOS setup and make sure the BIOS know there are 2 HHD.
you should be good to go.
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Try "K-Lite Codec" pack to help with your audio problem. This should help unless there is a problem with your audio driver. It may be worth checking this in Device Manager. The loading time may be due to your graphics card, or lack of it. If you are not using a graphics card then all of the decoding of your video file is being done by your main processor, and in these instances the more memory your system has the better. You don't say if you are laoding the file from hard drive or the internet. If it is the internet then the previous hardware limitations apply, but it may just be your internet bandwidth. Try downloading from the internet to your hard drive first before playing. This may save your media withdrawal system. Hope this helps.
HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WENT ON LINE FOR ALL THE ANSWERS, I FEEL THE BEST WAY WITHOUT LOSING ANYTHING ON YOUR HARD DRIVE WOULD BE TO BUY ANOTHER HARD DRIVE AND AND INSTALL IT TO MASTER AND YOUR OLD TO SLAVE THE DIRECTION TO THE NEW HAR DRIVE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH IT.YOU'LL HAVE ALL YOUR PERSONAL STUFF AND AND EXTRA HARD DRIVE BUT HIS TIME YOU CAN USE AND USB MEMORY CHIP TO SAVE YOUR PASSWORD AND IF YOU EVER FORGET IT THE USB WILL SAVE YOU CYA
They probably can't load because they are loading at the same time and XP can't sort it out. Remove the cable from the CD ROM and re boot but enter the BIOS and make sure it is no loonger there. The nachine should load the DVD rom. You can try adding the CD rom now, it may work but being XP it may grab the wrong driver again and hang up. Download new drivers from Dell.com Hope this helps.
You can always right click on the photos and save picture "save picture as"
If you still have the old PC you could remove the hard drive and fit it to the new PC or fit it into a caddy to connect via USB
A better recommendation is to use a program like Acronis, to copy your current OS image from the existing drive to a New larger drive, and install the larger cloned drive as the C: and format the old drive as D: for extra storage. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, that is a project that Geek Squad should be able to do for you.