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I have a Dell dimension 9150 with 2 hard drives. The PC wont start up so I want to copy the data on the drives using USB 2.0 To SATA IDE Cable but when it reads the drive Windows says it can not read the drive do I want to format it.

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  • gargamelon May 26, 2011

    Hi Darren,

    I have dealt with many failed hard drives and I think I can help you. Can you provide a bit more detail with exactly what you are trying to do?

    It sounds like you have one (two?) failing internal drive and you wish to copy the data onto another hard drive. How are each of the drives connected? (Have you removed the failed drive from the computer and attached it to another computer via the sata or ide to usb cable?)

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It sounds like your dimension 9150 desktop has a primary and secondary drive.now when you say it wont start up what are you referring too?does it not power on at all, do any of the fans or lights come on. and also sounds like you got an external hard drive. now I got confused when you explained when it reads the drive windows says it cant read the drive. My question is I thought the pc would not start up? can you explain little more in detail, so i can try and give you the right advice?

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