Originally Posted by pcbunker
1. make the old hard drive the ONLY master in the system. Then hookd up the floppy drive and insert the SATA driver disk. Set the machine to boot to the Windows XP CD. Hit F6 to install the SATA drivers. Then do a windows repair option. Follow the onscreen prompts and you should now be able to use and see the 2nd hard drive. If the system tries to load drivers, just stop the install. When done hook the old drive back as a slave. Then reboot and you shold be good to go. Just DONT select the raid option on boot up when you have the 2nd drive installed.
2. hook up drive to a 2.5 USB enclosure and access files that way.( fast and lazy way to do this...:-) )
PM and let me know if this helps.
Sorry to see your 4760 died. I think we both got our systems around the same time.......
Hello and thx for the set up. I totally forgot about my post here, but i'm thanxfull ;-). Basically when i put the second hd in, everything was locked.. conflict between master HD..but as i said, i went down to compusa and ask for ONE tiny jumper...the guy was cool, went to the "lab" and got me one..free of charge..cooooll guy..went back home..and was denied access to my previous "documents and folders" err forlder.. well after googling for a while i found the solution and got access to everything...i was happy..but kinda mad to know anyone could have done the same thing with my HD. i wish i could have typed my password or something..but
i have to send my 4760 to sager to see whats up...but Oh Boy!!!..the 9880 is soo sweet...