Problem find slave drive with XP

By yianni74
Jun 3, 2005
  1. Could someone please help, i have been trying to get information from a HDD (about 5 years old) to put onto my HDD now (running XP Professional). Now i have placed the jumper of the appropriate pins to act as a slave, and XP picked up new Hardware (found U N U) but it would not come up in the My Computer, C drive and all other burners etc came up as usual, but not the HDD i am trying to hook up.
    Am i doing something wrong?


  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Perhaps the HD contents have been destroyed and Windows is unable to find a filesystem to map as a drive letter?

    Check in Disk Management if your drive is there.
  3. yianni74

    yianni74 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi and thanks for your speedy reply. I have just spent the past 10 minutes looking at the existing HDD in the pc, and i have noticed it is missing a jumper, so i have pulled out another old HDD, so i can borrow the jumper. About to try that. Hopefully this will work
  4. yianni74

    yianni74 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    now i have gone to disk management, and it has brought up both HDD, master is ok but the slave says as follows: Disk1 Unkown. has a red minus symbol on it. no idea what to do here.
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