Added older drive but cannot see drive letter or access data on disk

By arcsolo
Jan 23, 2007
  1. I have dismantled an old machine with mother board troubles. I took the hard drive and put in a newer machine (wanting to keep all the data) I am running windows xp pro and I have rebooted and can see the drive in disk manager. But i cannot get a volume (drive letter) or initialise the disk to access the data.

    What can I do??
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Connections ?

    It's probably not matching the jumpers.
    I lent my old mp3 20 gb to a friend to copy files to theirs.
    It was no problem reading it.
    Now it's my music backup.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    if it was a boot drive, you cannot install it in another system. XP configures itself for only one motherboard.

    Use it as an exernal drive via USB
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