external hdd

  niceguy_uk 17:19 10 Jun 2007

I have extracted my hard drive from my old vaio laptop which used to run on the XP system. I got this put in a integral case and have tried to load it on to my new laptop which run on the new vista system.
Unfortunately, it doesnt seem to work. Please help.
Thank you

  acein1 17:31 10 Jun 2007

did you format the drive first,and i think you also have to set it to master to get it to work but wait for other advice

  niceguy_uk 18:47 10 Jun 2007

no i havnt formatted it. what do you mean by master it?
thank you

  acein1 21:51 10 Jun 2007

i was hoping someone else would have replied by now ,anyway ,you do have to "format" the drive before you use it ,but as far as i know you also got to set the external drive to "master" NOT SLAVE,try that you cant do any harm, but maby someone with more knowledge will post soon ok

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