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Trying to install old HP hardrive in gateeway FX

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April 17, 2011 1:28:56 AM

Hello,

i have a Gateway 6840, i7 CPU, 12.0 GB of Ram, where i have added an 160 GB SSD hardrive. I have know added an old HB hardrive in the removable hardrive carriers, with the inttention to have acces to my old information, but there is no
sign of it, is this even possible. The new system is Windows 7, the old was XP.

Please help!


a c 356 G Storage
April 17, 2011 1:20:52 PM

Go into disk management and see if the drive is listed there. If it is, assign it a drive letter then it will show up normally in windows. To get to disk management, clcik on start, then right-click "computer", then click on "manage". In the left pane, click on "disk management".
April 17, 2011 9:52:40 PM

Thank you Hawkeye22,

The drive is not listed in disk management!

The following is listed:

Healthy recovery partition
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April 17, 2011 10:05:36 PM

Sorry!


The drive is not listed in disk management!

The following is listed:

Healthy recovery partition 22.00 GB
Healthy recovery Partition 11.55 GB
Free agent Go fles Drive J:Heathy Primary Partition 931.51 GB
Gateway c: Healthy Boot Page File Crash Dump Primary Partition 107.66 GB
Gateway F: Healthy Primary Partition 1375.17 GB
System Reserved Healthy System Archive Primary Partition31 MB
System reserved E: Healthy Active Primary partition 100 MB

Disk 0 is F drive
Disk 1 is C drive
Disk 2 is J drive
Disk 3 is Removable K drive dUSB Printer
CD-Rom 0 DVD D

What to do?

Thx again!

Hermann
a c 356 G Storage
April 17, 2011 10:12:09 PM

Does the drive show up in the bios boot screen or in the bios itself? If the bios can't see it, then windows won't be able to. Also, did you enable the SATA port of the drive you installed.
April 17, 2011 11:23:01 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
Does the drive show up in the bios boot screen or in the bios itself? If the bios can't see it, then windows won't be able to. Also, did you enable the SATA port of the drive you installed.

No, the drive thus not show up in the bious boot screen, i dont know about the bious itselve, how thus one check that?
How do I enable the Sata Port?

I am a real beginner at this, so thank you for your help!
a c 356 G Storage
April 18, 2011 11:59:41 AM

To enter your bios, there should be a bios startup key listed when booting. usually something like the "DEL" key or "F2". it might be listed as "setup", i.e. F2-Setup. Your computer manual should list all the bios settings.
April 18, 2011 9:40:36 PM

Thank you!

How do I enable the Sata Port?



Thx Hermann
a c 356 G Storage
April 19, 2011 11:36:10 AM

It' s in the bios settings. Your manual will have instructions for the bios. See the post two above to see how to enter the bios.
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