Re: Motherboard cmos died/Need to recover harddrive on new motherboard,HOW - Simple

Re: Motherboard cmos died/Need to recover harddrive on new motherboard,HOW - Simple


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Posted by Sac on May 18, 2000 at 21:00:15:

In Reply to: Motherboard cmos died/Need to recover harddrive on new motherboard,HOW posted by Philip on May 02, 2000 at 15:34:35:

Silly problem Phil.

Try the following,

There are 3 possibilities,

#1 Your old hard disk has been formatted as a Master thus cannot be connected as the slave drive. Thus, get a new hard disk cable, connect the old hard disk as the SECONDARY slave. (Most new motherboards have 2 on-board i/o 's.). Make the necessary changes in the bios, in fact set the options for the old drive to AUTO. It should auto detect the old mode.


#2 A hard disk partition program like Disk Manager has been used (this was a popular among OEM) for the Pentium 100+ seriees of PC's in the late 90's. In this case your old disk CANNOT boot except when its set as the Primary Master. Which should suit the data recovery purpose. Connect it as PRI.Master set the Disk options in your Bios on Auto. Keep a bootable floppy handy. On booting in case you are successful and it boots but windows gives an error restart the system & press the function key F8 on startup this should give you an option of SAFE BOOT.

# 3 Go to ontrack.com and buy the data recovery program called easy recovery. I think it costs about 200$ .


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