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i am hoping someone out there would be kind enough to offer me some guidance regarding a hard drive problem i am having. i recently bought a new mac g4 because my old g4 (350mhz) crashed and burned with a lightening storm. i have installed the old hard drive into the new g4 but the machine isn't recognizing or seeing it. do i need to change the ID? if so, how do i do that? i am basically hoping to retrieve files on the old hard drive. any help would be most appreciated. thank you in advance....

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    Default need help with hard drive install

    i am hoping someone out there would be kind enough to offer me some
    guidance regarding a hard drive problem i am having. i recently bought
    a new mac g4 because my old g4 (350mhz) crashed and burned with a
    lightening storm. i have installed the old hard drive into the new g4
    but the machine isn't recognizing or seeing it. do i need to change
    the ID? if so, how do i do that? i am basically hoping to retrieve
    files on the old hard drive.
    any help would be most appreciated.
    thank you in advance.
    carolynn Guest

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    > On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:22:55 +0100, carolynn wrote:
     

    Sounds like the hard disk is set to Master mode - it must be set to the slave
    setting, ID=1 I think. If that doesn't do anything when you connect it up,
    then I think the drive is buggered.

    There are 2 options left, use norton utilities and recover (via Unerase
    feature) any files it comes accross, to the other hard disk. Don't expect it
    to recover their filenames, as they will be lost.
    Or, as someone has mentioned, go to a data recovery agency, and ask for a
    quote for getting the data off it. Expect it to be expensive though.
    --
    Regards,
    Micheal Hutchison
    Email: plus.com
    Mac-Troubleshooter+OE FAQ: www.graphixmad.plus.com

    Mike Guest

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    In article <plus.net>, Mike
    Hutchison <here.com> wrote:
     

    >
    > Sounds like the hard disk is set to Master mode - it must be set to the slave
    > setting, ID=1 I think. If that doesn't do anything when you connect it up,
    > then I think the drive is buggered.
    >
    > There are 2 options left, use norton utilities and recover (via Unerase
    > feature) any files it comes accross, to the other hard disk. Don't expect it
    > to recover their filenames, as they will be lost.
    > Or, as someone has mentioned, go to a data recovery agency, and ask for a
    > quote for getting the data off it. Expect it to be expensive though.[/ref]

    why don't you buy a non expansive Firewire box to put your old drive in
    it (as a slave unit) boot on your brand new system and use Disk Rescue
    to recover your old data..? (I did it it worked... in fact I bought a
    brand new bigger internal HD not a new computer..)
    erwan Guest

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