Bought a new machine with Windows 7. I tried to use an old 40gb IDE disk for backup (no system files just data), using a SAFECOM external box which I used successfully on the old XP machine as an external backup drive. My new system won't look at it. SAFECOM appear not to be available on their mail or telephone numbers. Do these external boxes require drivers? If so I am snookered if SAFECOM no longer function. I fully expected to have continuous use on the W7 system.
Thank you both. It was set as master in the first place, and now I have changed it to slave. Both have the same result. There is audible "recognition" of something being attached via USB, but no signs of the drive being recognised.
As it got a Mains Adapter to power the Caddy, As if its a three and half inch IDE drive it will not work without one. And it should be set to Master for it to work. You could al;so try a different data cable
As it got a Mains Adapter to power the Caddy, As if its a three and half inch IDE drive it will not work without one. And it should be set to Master for it to work. You could also try a different data cable
Yes it has got a Mains Adaptor and it is a 3.5" IDE drive. I have just got the drive whirring, by taking the cables in and out, but it only spins for about 3 seconds and dies. Tried a different UBS cable, no difference Maybe the IDE drive is knackered? I will try another IDE 40gb spare drive and see what happens.
Hope this does not appear twice. I have tried another spare drive, this time an ATA 40gb and at once it began to install the device drive software. It seemed to take a long time but eventually said it was loaded successfully. I looked in Device manager and it is present without any yellow q marks. The properties says it is working OK.However there is no sign of a device under Windwows Explorer or My Computer.The disk is not spinning. Sorry I don't know what disk management is. Where do I find that?