Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Vejeta77, Dec 8, 2010.
would be better if you connect the drive to a sata port & it will see it in both cases.
Ok thanks allot that's worth trying. I'll get back to you with and let you know how I get on.
Thanks allot for your advice, appreciate it.
I tried installing the dive on a workstation via the SATA connection but as soon as I booted the workstation it looked for boot password for the second drive. So I don't think there is a way around this.
was the workstation drive the 1st drive or 2nd drive?
The workstation drive was the first drive and the locked drive the second.
T0hanks for this information I will work away and hopefully get a result.
I've seen this problem before.... get yourself a hirens boot disk and boot it from CD or USB choose Linux based environment that will spin up DVR HDD and allow you to reformat to NTFS or whatever you like...... let me know if that works it worked for mine from a direct TV DVR box
I have tried looking at it using Hirens boot via USB link, but could not see the drive which program do you use?
When hirens boots up it says " Boot from hard drive, boot mini windows xp, start Linux based environment you want to choose the Linux based environment it's called parted magic/Gparted
I have started hirens in Linuux but don't have usb connection for drive on hand so will try later. Thanks a allot for your help I'll let you know how I get on.
It worked for my HDD ST3500312CS
Thank you a lot man.
Glad to have helped.
Who found this working? I have an old DVR and would like to give this a try...
I have not tried this on a DVR but have used it on hard drives that had win10 but wanted to put win7 on it.
I let it run for a few minutes then cancel the process, go into windows disk management to setup the hard drive.
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