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Old hard drive in new vista tower cant access old drive

  • Hard Drives
  • Windows Vista
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
July 20, 2007 4:09:12 PM

I am trying to install an old IDE hard drive to my new comp running vista. I have tried everything I know to do and it is still not letting me access the drive. I recently bought a converter box to convert the IDE to a usb plug in and I can see the drive in disk management but it is not recognized in "my computer". I think I need to do something in BIOS but I dont know exactly what. Can someone help me on this one, thanks!


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July 20, 2007 9:03:20 PM

i think if you go to disk management, select the drive, and then click import it should work. but then again i dont use vista so i dont know if its the same as xp
July 20, 2007 9:42:10 PM

Yep, you have to create the partition and format the drive in the disk management plugin
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July 22, 2007 4:25:38 AM

I realize that is what everything I have read has said to do, but the problem is that when I right click on the drive in disk management the only thing that isnt grayed out is delete and help. I have tried everything I know to do and I cant format, or initialize or partition or anything else.
July 22, 2007 11:03:05 PM

Try deleting & recreating the partition?