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February 17, 2008 2:56:59 PM

Hey guys, I just got a new 36gb raptor and I want to make it my boot drive anf make the 250gb maxtor my drive for storage. The 250 was the boot drive before and I want to put the OS on the raptor, but I still want to save all of the other stuff I had on the 250. I have already put a fresh install of vista on the raptor, but I cant access the files or anything in the 250gb. What should I do?

System Specs.
xfx 650i ultra
E4400 @ 3.0ghz
BFG 8800 GT
2 gigs (2x1) Corsair 6400
250 Gb Maxtor 8mb cache
36 gb Raptor

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February 17, 2008 9:39:58 PM

Is the 250 SATA or ATA? Is it recognized in the BIOS? Is it recognized in under Disk Management. Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Disk Mangement
February 18, 2008 12:07:49 AM

The 250 is SATA, sorry I didn't post that, and it is recognized in the BIOS. I did a fresh install and formatted the 250. Both drives now work and are recognized in the computer, but there is still a problem. The computer wont let me launch anything out of the 250. I can't play music that is in the 250. I can play games that are stored on there, but they have to have a shortcut in order to work.
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February 18, 2008 10:44:17 AM

Is your data still on the 250? Usually when you format it wipes out the data. Was the 250 partitioned, i.e., OS/program on the first and data on the 2nd? If the data is still on the 250, suggest you back it up to another drive. Is Windows still on the 250?
February 18, 2008 6:17:31 PM

No the old data was taken off the 250 when it was reformatted. I had my music on my external hard drive and I transfered it over to the 250 yesterday, but windows media player and Itunes won't play any of the songs.
February 18, 2008 6:47:28 PM

maverick18 said:
No the old data was taken off the 250 when it was reformatted. I had my music on my external hard drive and I transfered it over to the 250 yesterday, but windows media player and Itunes won't play any of the songs.


What is the file format for your music?
February 18, 2008 7:08:05 PM

mp3. Could it be a problem with windows media player?
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February 18, 2008 7:56:40 PM

If you copy stuff off ya hard drive and then format it and copy it back, things aren't going to "work". Programs must be reinstalled so that the registry settings are set.

Install your games and programs over themselves. This will retain all customizations and saved games but still install off the necessary registry links. Note, many games (and a few programs) these days do not need registry links and will run just be dbl clicking the exe file.

As for music, I can't help ya as I don't find mp3 quality satisfying enough to bother with.
February 18, 2008 7:59:30 PM

That's what it sounds like. Could try another media player. Audacity and Winamp are free and neither are associated with a particular file format like Media, iTunes or whatever it's called, etc. Suggest you try one of those
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