How do I get my computer to read the hard drive as a slave?

Question

I have a 160gig hard drive in my computer. My OS is on this drive. I have well over 50gigs of stuff stored on this hard drive. My computer messes up. I took the hard drive out of the computer and put it in another as slave, but it says it needs formatting. Is there anyway I can get the information I had stored off this hard drive before losing it in a format?

Answer

This question was answered on April 14, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You have put the hard drive in a computer where it now becomes the slave drive, where as that same hard drive was a master drive in the other computer; so what you have to is set the jumper settings on the back of that same hard drive to configure it as a slave Then your computer should be able to access it to retrieve the data stored on it.

Basically all you did was attach that hard drive to the slave connection on the data cable without configuring the drive itself to be a slave drive.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 14, 2004