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Hi! I have a hard drive: hitachi deskstar hdt722516dlat80. It was in an asus wl700-ge router but the router is not working anymore, so I try to read the disc on my PC OS win7 ultimate with an IDE to USB cable. As I know the file system what was use in Asus is Linux, so I install driver for linux file systems, but the data on the drive was not reachable. The jumper of the drive is settled to 16 head master drive. Please help to read the data on the disc because it is very important to get them! Thanks in advance! István from Hungary

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This is typically a corrupt mass storage driver in windows. You can try removing C:\windows\driver cache (may be c:\windows\system32\drivercache too.

Then reboot; and see how it works. This resolves most of of the issues. (please join us on facebook for hints / tips and tricks)

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IDE and ATA are synonymous to one another for the most part. It will work. Jason

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