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Moving hard drive

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June 15, 2010 5:27:09 AM

Hello,
have added old drive from pc xp to laptop windows 7. cant get in, do I need to format disk 1st? wont this erase all info? Old wndows xp crashed, wont boot. removed hard drive and put in hard drive enclosure attached to laptop. Im desparate. Can u help me?

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June 20, 2010 1:05:13 PM

If it is placed in a USB enclosure you may have to mark the drive/partition as active.

Right click Computer and click Manage. Then once the window opens, double click Storage and then double click Disk Management.

Find the corresponding hard drive/partition and right click and mark as Active.

This may solve your issue...

If the drive isnt showing up in Disk Management, then it could be that the drivers wherent installed or the usb enclosure is faulty.

az-flash said:
Hello,
have added old drive from pc xp to laptop windows 7. cant get in, do I need to format disk 1st? wont this erase all info? Old wndows xp crashed, wont boot. removed hard drive and put in hard drive enclosure attached to laptop. Im desparate. Can u help me?

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