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Making my old HDD a slave Drive

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November 28, 2010 9:03:10 PM

hi!
can anyone help me?
i took an old SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 in my old computer and put it in my new one to make it as a slave drive.
after i put it in my new pc and hooked everything up and started the computer, i cant access the hard drive. it says
access denied, Q: is not accessible. and i cant format it, it doesnt even say the storage capacity of the hard drive.

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a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2010 11:52:23 PM

in old HDD still full contain sytem OS and need format / delete system OS
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November 29, 2010 12:40:17 AM

henydiah said:
in old HDD still full contain sytem OS and need format / delete system OS


uhm..im such a noobie at this..can you simplify it? :) 
i think the old hard drive that i added still has the OS w/c is Vista...and im using win7
in my new HDD...
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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2010 12:46:13 AM

yes. u must format old HDD
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November 29, 2010 12:51:18 AM

henydiah said:
yes. u must format old HDD


ok..ill format that HDD (Q:\) but, how will i do that? because i cant access
that Drive. i cant even go or share that drive. it says i dont have enough
access or it's not accessible.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2010 1:09:01 AM

this simple using :
- Shutdown Power remove from AC
- take off HDD from New PC
- Install Old HDD in NEw PC
- Insert CD Win7
- boot sellect Win7
- let's Win7 work u can format /Partition old HDD from this way
- When system ask continued setup click abort
- Shutdown power
- install both HDD
- when in win7 not showing old HDD check in Disk management
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