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February 24, 2006, 3:34 pm
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the operating system crashed and it seemed to be a
problem with the hard drive.
A friend of mine installed a 20 gig
drive for my applications and made the
original drive a slave so I
could keep my data.
Unfortunately, before I could
back my 30 gig of files, the new(er)
hard drive also failed. I decided to bite
the bullet and bought a
Dell XPS 400 with 160 gig HD.
My questions is, how do I
transfer all of my files (docs, pictures,
video, etc.) over to the new system?
Can I make the old, original
data drive a slave, even though it may be
corrupted? All I want to do
is transfer the important files and toss the old
Is the Master/Slave the only way to go? If I set the jumpers correctly
on the old drive, do I need to do anything with the BIOS or partition?
hoping I could just plug it in, pull my stuff and unplug it.
Re: Transferring data from old, crashed hard drive to new system
Check your new drive for settings (e: Master or Cable Select.)
Make it Master if it isn`t already.
Make your old drive Slave, and plug it in.
Check in the BIOS, or on the DOS screen at boot up, to ensure
that it`s recognised.
And good luck, I hope you rescue your stuff.
Backup for safety !! Backup! backup ! back ! b!. <g>.
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