Ok here is the deal. Updated my hd around 2 yrs ago in my old pc, and I decided to update my pc after that. I figured I could save the old hd for pics and stuff in the new pc. Thought this was going to be an easy thing to do, but not the case at all.
My dilemma is this: I have the new pc and the old hd, but no way to get the files and pics off the old hd.
The new system is sata system, does the type of hd matter, and the motherboard is ASUS m4n68t-m-v2. The old hd is ide. I plugged the ide in and set everything up the way I thought would work.
Here it goes:
1. Single or Master is my jumper setting on the old hd (wd2500), and that is plugged in to the last plug on the ide cord. (Blue one is plugged into the motherboard)
2. Power cord is good.
3. Bios loads up and it recognizes the two hd's both, but when I go into the device manager it only has the one sata one.
Please check if the BIOS requires you to _enable_ the legacy IDE port. Some BIOSes do. If the drive is already recognized in the BIOS, that is another issue...
How do I do this? When I load the bios up it loads up with the new hd, cdrom, and the old hd. In the device manager there is only the one new hd. Disk manager there is nothing but the two drives, the one new hd and the mirror smaller recovery partition.
Also I tried alot of forumns, and found something that deleted the windows drivers for the new hd, and then search for changing hardware, and the device manager, actually registered the old hd. But then the windows auto install driver re installed the new hd drivers and it goes away. How do I turn that feature off?
There are IDE to USB connectors available . Try if your new system can detect it as an external USB drive
I think I might try that to see if that works. I am fine with not using the extra hd for storage. I am sure that once I get the usb connector I can still recover the files I need then clean the drive. Right?