Installing an old SCSI hard drive

  ShockingCandy 20:59 08 Feb 2004
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Hi, any XP experts out there?

My friend has a nice new PC which I've built for him and we are trying to recover the data from his old SCSI hard drive after his previous machine passed away.

We've installed a Q-Tech High Speed Host Adapter PCI card (SCSI types - 1 & 2) and connected the drive to this.

The drive shows up in device manager as working normally and we've even managed to assign it a drive letter but we still can't read the damn disc!

It's showing as "unknown file system" and "0 bytes used, 0 bytes free" in proprties. I'm guessing we need to tell XP what file system is using (i.e. FAT or FAT32). Does anyone know how to do this?

I don't think we can even boot from it because the interface is through a PCI slot not directly through the motherboard so its not gonna show in the BIOS. :(

Cheers

Ben

  Chegs © 21:58 08 Feb 2004

Can you not open a CMD prompt(start/run... type CMD)and access it from there.It sounds like its file table is damaged,this might be recoverable by software,but sounds like its a recovery specialist's job.

Try the DOS approach,as XP has no bother with FAT32,its earlier versions of windows that cannot "see" NTFS(98se/Me)

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