hard drive has failed?

  Templar1961 19:36 21 Jan 2007

I have a Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 External Drive Enclosure Kit. I have a Seagate ST380020A 80GB hard drive from a 'failed' pc that I have installed in the enclosure.

The hard drive is not responding - I assume the hard drive has failed?

  woodchip 19:39 21 Jan 2007

The jumper on the Hard Drive as to be set to MASTER for the comp to see it. You then may have to right click on My Computer Manage\Disc Management

  skidzy 19:41 21 Jan 2007

I take it you mean the drive is not recognised in windows (My Computer)

Is it recognised in disk management ?

Does the drive spin,once connected...is it receiving power ?

  skidzy 19:41 21 Jan 2007

woodchip...i must type quicker :-))

  woodchip 19:42 21 Jan 2007

You and me both

  Templar1961 19:50 21 Jan 2007

How do I set the Jumper on the Hard Drive?

  Templar1961 20:12 21 Jan 2007

Correct - the drive is not recognised in windows!

  woodchip 20:15 21 Jan 2007

If you look at the edge of the drive you will see pins two will most likely have a plastic jumper on them. Look at the top of the drive for a small diagram of the pins it will say MS for master. The jumper needs to be on these pins

  Templar1961 20:17 21 Jan 2007

The jumper is set for a Master or Single drive.

  woodchip 20:22 21 Jan 2007

What OS are you running? is it XP as it as to load Drivers for the Drive. Or if it's some other You need to load the drivers first from disc before you plug the drive in.

  Templar1961 20:26 21 Jan 2007

Running XP Home.

Reads Maxtor 40GB drive fine from an old Packard Bell.

Trying to recover files from a deceased Sony pc - but Seagate 80GB drive not recoognised?

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