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July 23, 2012 5:59:14 PM

Hello,

my win7 64 bit pc died and i need my xp pro 32 bit to read the d drive from win7. Can i just put 64 bit drive into 32 bit pc an 32 bit read it ?

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July 23, 2012 6:04:06 PM

Hi :) 

Yes, but ONLY as a second drive, NOT as a boot drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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July 23, 2012 6:06:54 PM

w7 drive is sata, xp is pata in an old 754pin amd board, reboots wont see w7 drive at all. i need the data from w7 drive. How can i make this work ?
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July 23, 2012 6:12:52 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Yes, but ONLY as a second drive, NOT as a boot drive...

All the best Brett :) 


xp pro, msi 754 pin, 80g pata, 120 sata, 2 sata ports. 320 sata w7 64 bit, the msi board an xp dont see the drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 6:16:35 PM

what is the model of the motherboard in the computer that still works?
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July 23, 2012 6:22:44 PM

msi K8T-Neo , ms-6702 ver:1.0
2 sata's on board
i have 1 orange an 1 red sata cable
tryed both cables in sata port that runs the xp drive
tryed both cables in second sata port
both wd drive were bought at the same time an used in 2 different pc's, 320 ended up in a w7 pc
what am i doing wrong ?
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July 23, 2012 6:25:45 PM

oceancntyguy08005 said:
Hello,

my win7 64 bit pc died and i need my xp pro 32 bit to read the d drive from win7. Can i just put 64 bit drive into 32 bit pc an 32 bit read it ?



Just grab a liveCD for Ubuntu, mount the drive and transfer to an external drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 6:31:45 PM

I think the external enclosure is a bit of a waste, since I doubt he wants it to be permanent.

After seeing what mb it is, I suggest getting this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's USB and has worked wonders for me
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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 6:32:47 PM

It looks like you have sata support via the Promise 20378 Onboard chip.

1) make certain that you have installed the drivers for that chip. They should be on the driver cd that came with your motherboard, or download from the internet.

2) Look in the XP device list and verify that there are no yellow highlights, indicating that the device is not working.

3) In the control panel /administratistrative/computer management/ system tools/ storage/disk management
you may need to enable access to the new drive.
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July 23, 2012 6:49:45 PM

Dingo, thank you, its already in my shopping cart.
Geo, my sata 120g can work in either port, drivers are loaded. when i tryed the w7 drive, nothing yellow in device manager, the board an xp just dont see it for some reason.
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July 23, 2012 7:16:48 PM

oceancntyguy08005 said:
Dingo, thank you, its already in my shopping cart.
Geo, my sata 120g can work in either port, drivers are loaded. when i tryed the w7 drive, nothing yellow in device manager, the board an xp just dont see it for some reason.


You may need to make it available to XP.
See point 3 above.
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July 23, 2012 7:47:41 PM

what do you mean by, enable access to new drive, theres no option for that. I had to play with bios settings for a few reboots to see the sata xp drive again
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July 23, 2012 9:18:12 PM

If you don't see the drive in my computer, then:
In XP control panel/administrative tools/computer management/storage/diskmanagement
you should see all your storage devices.

If you see the new drive, the hardware knows about it, and you may have some options to make it available to xp.

Dumb question... did you connect both the sata and the power cables to the drive?
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July 23, 2012 9:33:11 PM

under disk management, theres where xp doesnt see the w7 drive
yup, both sata cable an power were connected.
tried interchanging cables an ports, nadda
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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 9:42:02 PM

I guess you are stuck with an external usb attachment.
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July 23, 2012 9:42:35 PM

oceancntyguy08005 said:
under disk management, theres where xp doesnt see the w7 drive
yup, both sata cable an power were connected.
tried interchanging cables an ports, nadda


Go to your BIOS and check if it detects the hard drive or not.
Might be bad HDD in the first place.
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July 23, 2012 9:51:27 PM

this bios doesnt detect sata drives
the drive was working this weekend
yea, external usb drive
GUYS, thank you all for all your help an time you all put into answering me
have a good one
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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2012 10:02:01 PM

perhaps the sata controller is configured to RAID in the bios? and the controller isnt installed?

Then again this is a flakey MSI motherboard and most likely a flakey VIA chipset which may not be sata 2/3 compatible - typical.

Again also agreeing with above it may be the hdd to begin with thats faulty.

Where is your data backup?
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July 25, 2012 2:17:50 PM

i found the problem, its a legacy board, at the time the bios only read upto 12x gig drives. It sees my sata 80g, the 120g, but not my 200g or the 320g. CAlled Via an they said its an MSI thing, so i called them, they said too old for a bios update, buy a new board.
Thanks for all your help guys.
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July 30, 2012 11:42:18 AM

you could use an ubuntu cd like cscpianoman and recover the data.
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August 13, 2012 1:15:56 PM

Best answer selected by oceancntyguy08005.
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August 13, 2012 1:25:54 PM

dingo07 said:
I think the external enclosure is a bit of a waste, since I doubt he wants it to be permanent.

After seeing what mb it is, I suggest getting this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's USB and has worked wonders for me



Thank You. You're the only person to put in a link that paid attention to what the w7 drive was an what the mb was. The w7 drive is sata, the board doesnt have any pci xpress slots. The first 2 products wont work. It has usb.

But, IT's a legecy board that can only read upto 12x gig drives.
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