accessing two hdd's

  mags65 12:07 05 Jun 2009

Hi I have just installed my hdd from my old computer onto my daughters comp. one is an IDE and mine was SATA. I am accessing mine ok as it's the one that seems to start up. However need to know how to access them both.

  ambra4 15:24 05 Jun 2009

“However need to know how to access them both”

Not to sure what you mean by access them both

If you double click on “My Computer” in XP or ‘Computer” in Vista is both drives shown

Just double click or either drive will allow you access

  johndrew 16:09 05 Jun 2009

Is the IDE HDD set to slave or master?

Which is the boot drive?

Have you checked/set BIOS to recognise both drives?

Do both drives show in `Disk Management` and are they both set the same?

Was the `old` PC running the same OS as the `new`?

  mags65 23:17 10 Jun 2009

Thanks to you both for the replies. I am now able to access both HDD's.

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