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Unable to initialise ide hard drive / i/o device error

Last response: in Storage
November 17, 2010 1:57:37 PM

Hi i am Unable to initialise ide hard drive / i/o device error. I am usind a ide/usb adapter.

This is connected to a laptop with win 7 home premium. The adapter is compatable with the os but the drive is not showing up in my computer.

Really need help with this as i want to recover some pics from the old IDE.

a b G Storage
November 17, 2010 4:01:57 PM

Cable the drive up to a desktop system. Then download the pictures to a thumb drive.
November 18, 2010 6:09:46 AM

Thanks for the reply,

so the ide/sata to usb cable is rendered useless? I will try it in a desktop...would i need to set the (jumper) on the IDE to cable select or master for it to show alongside my primary SATA?