Windows 10: New computer can't access old hard drives

  1.    29 Jan 2017 #1

    New computer can't access old hard drives


    My old Asus laptop died last week, psu might be the issue. Anyway, decided to get a new laptop and just try to retrieve my info with an IDE/SATA adapter. Every time I connect up the old hard drive, the usual jingle chimes in to let me know I've connected something, but the drive doesn't appear on devices and drives. The old laptop was running on wins 8 and the new one is 10.

    I also tried getting the data from another previous laptop which ran on win 7. This one shows up with the other drivers when plugged in, but immediately prompts me that the ~ location is not available G:\ is not accessible, the parameter is incorrect.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!
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  2.    30 Jan 2017 #2

    The first thing I would do is make a live Linux USB flash drive. Boot from the flash drive and copy your files to a portable hard drive or a different flash drive.
    In case you're not familiar with live Linux, it's an operating system that runs off the flash drive. No files are written to the hard drive.
    Linux Mint is very similar to Windows 7. You will not have any trouble using it. Here are the directions to make the flash drive.

    How To Create A UEFI Bootable Linux Mint USB Drive

    If Linux can not read the two drives, (I'm betting it will) then I would buy a USB hard drive enclosure.
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  3.    30 Jan 2017 #3

    Is the IDE/SATA adapter powered from the USB port? You might do better with an adapter that has its own power supply.
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