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Trying To Recover Hard Drive From Dead Computer


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Look at the back of the drive to see how the jumpers are set.





Depending on the brand of drive there may be a diagram on the drive showing you how they should be set. Otherwise you might have to look up the jumper configuration for your drive on the Internet.


It might pay you to grab a friend who is more familiar with this stuff.




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Sorry for any confusion caused by the way I said that, Laura. :)


I was suggesting that if you're unfamiliar with jumpering on drives but you're trying to fit a drive into an external enclosure, it might be very handy to have a knowledgeable friend actually with you when you do it.


Of course, if you don't have one who is free to help I'll be more than willing to give you a hand. I have spent much of my misspent youth playing with hard drives :lol: :lol:

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On the back of the drive I removed from my dead computer?


First, we need to know what you are doing.


Did you have the enclosure attached to the computer that died? I can't ascertain that information, from your post, but I think the answer is no. The hard drive, in the enclosure, should be set to Master.


Now, if the hard drive, in your computer, wasn't the reason that the computer died, then it is set to Master, if it is the main hard drive. If it is a SATA drive, then there is not Master/Slave setting.


Explain what you are trying to accomplish. There are a number of scenarios that could be listed, but until we know what you want, and how you are trying to accomplish it, we would only be guessing with our suggestions.

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