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Juan Pena Aug 28, 2009, 03:24am EDT Report Abuse
hello all!

This is the situation: I remove an ide hd from a customer's case to transfer the data off before formatting and reinstalling XP. I connect it to my own computer via a usb cable; I also plug in the power cable. it spins up, my XP logs it in and I transfer the data and then fully format it. Done. I unplug it and put it back in the old case.

I turn it on, hd not recognized. ? I remove it and make sure power/data plugs are well plugged in. They are. Still not recognized. :/ I notice it does not spin up. :angry:

I plug it in again to my computer via the usb cable. Spins up, I make a data transfer test, reformat the hd... no problem whatsoever. I take it back to the old computer, it does not spin. At this point I am really confused.

Change powersupply, ide cable, memory...no difference. Still it does not spin. Try again in my computer, via the usb cable, it works flawlessly. In the old computer, it does not spin.

I turn off MY computer, and connect the hd to a free ide port. turn on the computer, hd does not spin. Remove it, turn on, plug it again via usb cable, hd spins and works, no problem.

Does anybody have any idea why this is happening? I am really p**sed off by this. It works no problem via usb cable but not directly on the ide port.

Why?

Thanks for the reply in advance,


Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
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angryhippy Aug 28, 2009, 08:49am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: this really has me scratching my head!
Does the system BIOS see the drive when it's hooked to the IDE connector?

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Juan Pena Aug 28, 2009, 08:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: this really has me scratching my head!
when plugged to the ide cable, no, the bios does not 'see' it. I checked that too, changed settings, loaded defaults... no change.

Weird, right?

Thanks for the reply.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
Meats_Of_Evil Aug 28, 2009, 10:43am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: this really has me scratching my head!
you could try plugging it to your Pc via IDE to see if it works... maybe the old pc's ide connector got dmaged?

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<a class= Aug 28, 2009, 01:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: this really has me scratching my head!
Make sure you're plugging it to primary IDE, jumper is set to "master".

Does it still work in a different PC?

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Juan Pena Aug 28, 2009, 01:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: this really has me scratching my head!
thanks to all for your replies.

As I wrote in the first post, I connected the hd to an IDE port in MY computer and booted. The hd does not even spin. Bios does not recognize it; much less does Windows. Same as in the customer's computer. Always jumper is as master, have not touched the jumper at all.

However, when plugged as an external hd via a usb cable, it does spin, Windows sees it and I can work with it.

I am completely baffled by it.

Again, thanks

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW


 

    
 
 

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