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Hard drive not being recognised by computer

Hard drive not being recognised by compute. using a new adapter as old one broke down.

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Look under device manager ,under the tab for disk management look for the disk there If you see it there, you will need to initialize it.
Good luck

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Remove the hard drive from the computer.
Borrow or purchase (If you do not have one) an external hard drive adapter that connects to a USB port.
Plug the drive into the adapter, and plug the USB cable of the adapter into a different computer.
The second computer must be running the same E-mail program (Thunderbird, Pegasus, etc.) as the first computer was running. Open Windows Explorer and double click on the E-mail you wish to read.
The email program will display it.

If you purchase a new computer, and wish to transfer all of your old E-mails to the new computer, copy the entire E-mail directory to a USB stick and load it onto the new hard drive, or mount the old hard drive in the new computer alongside the new hard drive.
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You can copy files off your old hard drive (if it still working). Remove the hard drive from the computer and attach it to an USB hard drive adapter then plug the USB hard drive adapter and hard drive into an USB port of a working computer.
The computer will detect the USB adapter/hard drive as an external storage device (if the hard drive is OK), you can then open the various folders and files to copy and or backup your data.
After you have installed Windows on your new hard drive then you can copy your files/data onto your new hard drive/computer.

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Transfer your data over from the old hard drive to the new computer


The easiest way is to connect the old hard drive to an USB adapter case and make it an USB external hard drive. Connect this to the USB port on your new computer, the computer will see the external hard drive as an External storage device. You can then open the various folder on the hard drive and copy the files to your new computer.
You can delete all the unnecessary folders and files off the old hard drive and use it as a backup storage device.

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When you install Windows on your new SSD hard drive you can then transfer data from your old hard drive using an USB hard drive adapter or install the old hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an USB external hard drive after you have transferred your data to your laptop.
When you connect the USB hard drive adapter to the laptop, the laptop will see it as an external storage device, you can then open the various folders anf files and copy them to your new hard disk.

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If your old computer is not working then remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Plug this USB adapter into the USB port of your new computer and it will see the USB adapter with your old hard drive as an external storage device. You can then open the various folders and files and copy them to your new computer.

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You should be able to put the old hard drive in the new computer and connect it as a secondary drive. That all depends on the type of interface the new computer is using. Most new computers use SATA inferface for HDD now. You're old drive might be IDE. in which case you can't add it to new computer unless it also has IDE interface on new MB. If no IDE interface on new MB, you can use USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable from Cablestogo.com to connect your old drive via USB.

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The Coolmax adapter is an USB hard drive adapter that can connect various types hard drives to your computer. This is used for testing and and transferring data to and from hard drives connected to the computer via the computer's USB port.

This Coolmax USB hard disk adapter can connect a 2.5-, 3.5- and 5.25-inch IDE or SATA hard disk to a PC. The black adapter box connects the hard disk, while the secondary power plug/adapter powers the drive. In the case of smaller notebook or SATA disks, the power cable is plugged directly into the adapter (as opposed to straight into the IDE hard disk).
The red USB cable, meanwhile, can be used to power hard disks directly from the host PC's bus via another USB port.

Connect the hard drive to the adapter as detailed above, power up your computer and plug the Coolmax USB cable into the conputer's USB port. The computer will detect and see this as an external drive, most likely as a E drive (the next drive letter that is available). Click on this drive and open to open the folder/s where your data is stored then select the folder/s and/or data and copy them, then open the hard drive on the computer and paste the folder/s and/or files onto the new hard drive.

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Woleryi ~ emachine per your suggestion....


Here is what you need. Go to a computer retail shop or get it online. You need an IDE / sata USB adapter cable. Here is what it does....you take the hard drive out of the damaged computer and attach the adapter to it, the other end is a USB plug that attaches to tyour good computer. Your good computer will read the drive on the usb cable and treat it as an external hard drive that you can copy and paste till your heart's content. The adapter dell for around 20-35 bucks. It is the safest way to transfer all your documents, favorites, nusic, Etc from the old system.

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use it on a differnet usb port
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