Transplanting a hard drive between machines
Posted on 2000-03-07
I've transplanted a WIN95 drive from a Pentium 75 to a Pentium 133. Both machines are AST.
I've done this before, and usually after a few reboots and removing question marks and/or Exclamation point items from the System Applet of the Control Panel, I can usually get things to work.
Problem: In the Device manager I have 3 hard disk controllers that look like this:
! Primary IDE Controller (Single fifo)
! Secondary IDE Controller (Single fifo)
Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller
I try to remove the two top ones with the ! next to them, but they come back.
The CDROM drive (which is on the secondary controller) is not recognized.
Main objective is to get the CDROM drive recognized....I assume that means I got to get the "ghost" controllers removed permanently.
How do I fix This???