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Hard drive issues

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by rob111117, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. rob111117

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    my computer with vista installed has stopped working, i have a second pc with xp installed, how can i open up the vista hard drive on my xp computer everytime i try to connect it, it doesnt recognise the hard drive, or says no bios installed, i have loads of stuff on the drive i need to get at, so any help would be apreciated thanx ,
     
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    did you take the drive out of the vista pc & connect it to the xp pc as a slave or what? is the drive a sata or ide?
     
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    yes i took it out of the vista computer and tried it in the xp computer...the drive is a sata drive...
     
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    when put in the xp computer, was the drive set as boot or slave?
     
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    cant see any jumpers on the drive, does that mean it would be auto set to master?
     
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    in the bios which drive is 1st in the boot order, the xp or the vista? sata does not use jumpers to designate master or slave.
     
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    my xp drive is set 1st in the boot order
     

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