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Posted on 2006-11-01
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When I start the computer its says the name of the drive, and then when I get to "windows xp setup" click enter, it says there is no harddrive.  When I just run the harddrive without setup it gets to the windows xp loading screen then hits a blue screen of death.  I switched the cords that go into the drive and motherboards and still no fix.  What's the best way to get the data off the harddrive?  
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It sounds as if you need drivers to access the drive from your setup disk.

When you get the blue screen of death, what error message do you get?

You could also try tapping F8 during bootup (just before the "loading Windows XP" splash screen, and then choosing safe mode.)

:o)

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If all you want to do is get the data off the drive, I'd recommend putting it in a system that is already running, and copying the data to a good location, if the drive still isn't recognized, you could try using GetDataBack on it. (http://www.runtime.org)

Hope this helps!

:o)

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You must download the sata drivers for that drive, they should be easy to find. When the windows install first starts watch the bottom of the screen, it will say press F6 to install 3rd party drivers or additional drivers, please press this. It will continue through the setup for apx. 3-4 more minutes. It will then ask for that driver and it must be on a floppy. Insert your floppy and press S. This will list the drivers you downloaded, there will probably be more than one, select the top one. Or the one labeled for XP
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Second part of your question is, What's the best way to get the data off the harddrive? Slave it into another system that has SATA capabilities.
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you can also boot from a bootable cd, like bartPe or knoppix.
then you can access your drive and copy the data.
bartpe :  www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
knoppix :  ftp://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V4.0.2CD-2005-09-23-EN.iso      

knoppix lets you copy via USB too
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by:Yuray
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here is the link< the list of file recovery software, Thanks for PeteLong

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_21012094.html
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by:ThomasBallardIT
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Jeebus, thanks for all the tips fellows, I will try them tonight, and give points probably split points.
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Have you cheched the power supply?

Maybe not enough....
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