help with sata temp set-up

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    panicman

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    hi i am in kind of a unique situation...i have another pc that i am working on (my main)..it has has serious issues and i cant boot it or do anything so i am trying to hook it up to this pc so i can move some files before i do a complete wipe of the other drive....i have hooked it up to my pc but it doesnt show in "my computer" for me to access any files...basic info below

    amd 3200 processor
    win xp os
    asus k85-la mobo

    the drive shows in device manager but doesnt show anywhere-else...any help greatly appreciated for helping me save some stuff before i wipe it :-(.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    you can burn a copy of hirens and get at your drive to download all your files, or see if running checkdisk can allow you to boot.

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    Courtesy of Jose Ibarra
    Make yourself a Hiren's Boot CD which you can download from here:

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

    The ZIP file is large, so the download will probably take a little while to complete bit it is worth it. Then unzip the download to extract the Hirens.BootCD.ISO file that will be used to create your new bootable CD.

    Creating a bootable CD from a .ISO file is not the same as just copying the .ISO file to a blank CD. You have to use software that understands how to burn a .ISO file to a CD to create a bootable CD.

    In the Hiren's ZIP file are the BurnToCD.cmd file that you can double click to launch it, but I have never used it and prefer to use ImgBurn.

    If you need a free and easy CD burning software package, here is a popular free program:

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    When installing ImgBurn, DO NOT install anything from UniBlue or the Ask toolbar (never install the ASK toolbar for anything).

    Here are some instructions for ImgBurn:

    http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=61

    It would be a good idea to test your new bootable CD on a computer that is working.

    You may need to adjust the computer BIOS settings to use the CD ROM drive as the first boot device instead of the hard disk.

    These adjustments are made before Windows tries to load. If you miss it, you will have to reboot the system again.

    When booting on the Hiren's CD you will see a menu of options. Choose the Mini XP option. Then it will appear that Windows is being loaded and you will be presented with a desktop that has the look and feel of the Windows Explorer interface you are already used to using.

    One way to check the disk for errors is to open My Computer and right click your afflicted drive and choose Properties, Tools, Error-checking, Check Now... put a check mark in both the boxes and then Start.

    Sometimes that doesn't work, so you can also click Start, Run and in the box enter:

    cmd

    Click OK to open a Command Prompt window and enter the following command (assuming XP is installed on your C drive)

    chkdsk c: /r

    This disk checking can take a long time (perhaps several to many hours) depending on the size of the volume, the amount of data on the volume and what the disk checking finds to do.
    Let chkdsk finish and correct any problems it might find.

    Depending on the the speed of your system, the size of the volume, the amount of data on the volume and what chkdsk finds to do, it may take a long time for chkdsk with error correction to complete (several to many hours) or it may appear to be 'stuck'. Be patient. If the HDD light is still flashing, chkdsk is doing something so don't interrupt it. It will finish eventually one way or the other. Keep an eye on the percentage amount to be sure it is still making progress. It may even appear to go backwards sometimes.

    You may have to run the chkdsk c: /r more than once.

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    First let me say thanks for the thorough and user friendly post..i knew most of what you put in there but boy it woulda saved me hours if you didnt :)..good news..that hirensboot is the best thing since sliced bread...easy to download unzip burn and use..an absolute god-send...everything you could want packaged up nice and tidy...was able to use all the utilities i wanted with ease....now the bad news (for me)..i was convinced i had a software or secondary hardware problem(gpu card)..but in running this program and another i was able to access on my main pc it seems that the hd has simply begun to/completely failed..i am shocked as it is less than 2 years old...i am running other that are now going on 11 from WD which this one also is..ty so much for this program link..now i need to find one that is 8.0 compatible so i can put it on my main if/when new problems arise :).
     
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    sometimes you do not know when a hdd will fail, I know people who have gotten a bad one from the factory.

    I often run checkdisk just to see if an kb's are in bad sectors, cause that is a sure sign that the hdd is failing. :)

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