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    Reading a Windows 2000 HDD

    I'm trying to get data off an old Windows 2000 system hard drive by connecting it up to an XP Home computer.

    I connected it with a IDE to USB adapter and the FOUND NEW HARDWARE wizard says there is a problem with the installation and the drive is not seen in Windows Explorer.

    The next step would be to connect it direct to the motherboard through an IDE ribbon cable, but I suspect it will not be seen there either. Am I correct about that?

    I don't know a whole lot about file system structure but it seems that may be what is causing the problem.


    Can someone give me some guidance here?

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    BH

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    Reconnect the device and look in device manager for an entry. Also check to see if it generates a more specific hardware related error via the event veiwer.
    You can also open disk manager to see if it shows up there.

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    When I plugged it back in to follow your advice XP read it just fine. I had it in and out several times earlier today....in the same USB port...... with the same negative result. Go figure !!

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    It might be the cabling of these types of hybrid USB adapters can seem a bit flaky at times. It may require a full reboot or plugging and unplugging it several times.

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