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Running off slave drive

Q: Running off slave drive

I put together a comp. with parts of my brothers old comp. For my brother to have a new 1 ,but he wanted programs like office "which is on his old Hard drive" and my widows vista business that I have doesn't have office . So I thought maybe I could put his old hard drive as a slave drive and he would have all his old programs ,but it say's they won't run on that OS. Is there any way around this or am I better off getting office somewhere and fresh installing it ?His old Comp. was a Dell.

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A: Running off slave drive

What you want to do can't be done. Has to be installed on that Windows install.

Does he really need "Microsoft Office"? because there are a few pretty solid free office suites out there, just for some of the more complex formatting causes problems sharing with people that use Microsoft Office.
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Is it possible to run hjt on a slave drive ?

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HJT runs against your system, not an individual hard drive.
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Will running a HDD as slave drive corrupt its OS??

I have two hard disks, same capacity, brand, etc. They are both installed with Windows 7 Professional.

If I run one as the master hard disk (ie I'm using the OS on it) while the other as a slave hard disk (ie its OS isn't being used and I can see the Reserve System volume that I normally won't be able to) for storing media files, will the OS installed in the slave hard disk get corrupted if:

(a) you simply have it as the slave drive and turn the PC on
(b) the OS in the master hard disk gets corrupted, eg registry keys get corrupted or deleted by accident
(c) there is a power failure and the OS in the master hard disk gets corrupted
{d} the main hard disk hangs while in use and you have to shut the PC down improperly

A:Will running a HDD as slave drive corrupt its OS??

None of the above. Your hard drive should be fine.

The exception is D. If you have to shut down improperly, no matter what configuration the drive is in, you risk data loss if it is being written to.
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I ve seen your answers and you programs slave running a drive from ve said it can t be done but more time I was running W on a G HD Someone gave me the same make and model machine with a G HD running W I put the G in my machine as master and made the G the slave Everything is fine I can access both drives I try to run an Office program from the slave and get the following message quot This application must be installed to run Please run Setup from the LOCATION WHERE YOU running programs from a slave drive ORIGINALLY installed the application quot Caps are mine The message seems to infer that the programs can be installed from their current locations on the D drive I go to running programs from a slave drive the directory and do a start gt run gt setup but get a message that quot setup quot can t be found Is this as stupid as not being able to find the ANY key I ve read previous post which have said the programs must be reinstalled from the original media onto the new master but this message appears to counter that Any comments nbsp

A:running programs from a slave drive

Let me get this straight, you are trying to run a program that was previously installed on the c drive when the c drive was the system/boot drive. You took that drive out and put it into a slave position, and dont boot from it but from another drive the new c drive, right so far?

In this case any software installed on the old c drive will now not work. Its just a storage drive the OS installed there does nothing. unless its booted into.

You will either have to reinstall the softwre on the new boot drive,(or actually you can also install it on the spare drive but while using the new c drive) or setup a dual boot thing where you can chose which drive you want to boot into. Search tej forum archives for "dual boot" "boot loader" etc
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A:Running an IDE drive as slave to a SATA?

Well, that's total BS, it's not problem with a modern MB to run the SATA drive as the boot drive and have one or more IDE drives. If that were not true, I couldn't be typing this!

The trick is to get the drive controllers properly configured in the BIOS. There should be a setting that allows all the drives to be active, then you have to make sure you have the SATA drive as the first boot device.
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ATA or Serial ATA drive?

check the jumper settings (master/slave).
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I was wondering...

If I run a program/game on my slave hd, will I have worse performance than installing it on the main hd where xp is installed??

A:Running programs on slave hd

Well, you probably won't notice any real change ... But, if anything, it should run a tad better, seeing as the system can do OS and APP calls at the same time.
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A:{SOLVED} Slave drive letter inserts itself within master partition drive letters

I don't think you can change it. Normally the bios will take the primary of the 1st ide drive as c, the primary of the second ide as d, the next partition of the primary ide drive as e, etc.
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When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?

I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?


I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?


A:How do I make a copy of my drivers onto a slave drive, when upgrading hard drive?

Yes sourceforge is safe.

That is where I get many programs myself.

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It should be as simple as installing a couple of cables. Hopefully you've got a nice flat cable either with the new slave drive, or a spare with the motherboard: it's normally red, but can be other colours, about 1cm wide and 1mm thick. That needs to be plugged in between the drive and one of your SATA slots on the motherboard. They'll normally be black, and unlike most, will have a slight 'L' shape to them. If you get a torch on your motherboard, you should see SATA1 or SATA2 written very close to them. If you've already got a SATA drive, then it should be easy to spot, so just use the second port.

When you start the machine up, go into the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (it should come up with a screen just after displaying what graphics card you have / testing memory, telling you what key to press - normally F1, F2, F12, Esc or Del),

Then find your way to the 'Boot Order' section (sorry, not sure quite where it'll be for your chipset - but it'll be either on the first screen, or more likely a menu off of it), and make sure that it's still on your CD/Floppy/original drive first and hasn't swapped to your new SATA (it shouldn't have done, but some prefer a SATA drive by default to an IDE).

Any probs or questions, please come back. You'll do fine!

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A:Changing Linux on Slave Drive to Master Drive

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will verify the results.
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ISSUE: /etc/fstab lines containing HDxy will need adjusting
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There is a reason why your old drive was running slow. Did you ever figure out why, or what was wrong with it? Perhaps the drive itself is going bad.Go to the manufacturer's website and download their disk utility to check the hard drive out: Fujitsu "FJDT" DOWNLOAD Works with fujitsu models only.
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yes, H will be safe
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BIOS detected the drive OK. It shows up when I go to system on Control Panel but, it gets it's name wrong. Instead of saying 'Quantum Prodrive' it says 'Quajtqm'. My other drive shows up OK as a 'Quantum lps540a'.

Also, and I don't know if this is connected, but I'm showing 2 direct memory access controllers. I've tried deleting the one with the error message (it complains that the other one is using the resources) but my PC keeps insisting on installing another!

Where did it all go wrong?!

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Raw: The volume filesystem type information is unavailable

Just follow the guide
I feel you have removed the Partion, inadvertently, on the slave Drive

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A:help with slave drive

Well right off I'd assume you didn't set the jumper correctly It's telling you it's trying to boot from a non bootable source.
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A:Help with a slave drive?

Use the new drive as master, it will probably be faster and have a bigger capacity.

On the drive, you will find a jumper. It can be set in three positions: Master, Slave or Cable Select (CS)

You basically have two options:
1) Set the new drive to master, the old drive to slave
2) Set both drives to cable select. PC will determine automatically which one is the master.

Adding harddrives doesn't really require more pc power, so don't worry about that. Your PC will handle two drives fine.

One other thing though, if you use the new drive as master, you will need to install an operating system on this drive. Again, you have two possibilities:
1) Clean install of the OS on the new drive. Remember that you will have to reinstall all your drivers and applications
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A:Slave Drive help!!!

You need to plug in power for the drive to work, yes.

That would be the next step, hopefully the bios are set to auto detect
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A:slave drive

OK, if it;s OK in BIOS try booting with a DOS disk and see if you can see it there. If so it's definitely a windows issue.

have a look and see if the device is listed in device manager. If so are there any worningd/conflicts on it?

Is the slave drive formatted etc ok?

let us know what you find.
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A:cant see slave drive

Can you see it the device manager? Also right click my computer and go to manage. While in this console select disk managment under storage. You should be able to see it from here and format the drive if you have not already.
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A:How to do a slave drive

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A:Slave drive

Last time I worked on a DELL, they are configuring their hard drives as CABLE SELECT. Which means you should be able to take that slave drive and boot it up and the DELL BIOS should find it ok, pluggin it into the middle connector on the same IDE channel. "grey color"

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[operating systems]
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A:Can't see Slave drive

Before you attached the IDE cable did you set the jumper to slave on the hard drive that you want to be slave? Did you look in the cmos or bios to see if the slave drive was recognized?
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A:Slave Drive Help

You may not have many more chances to get at your files.
Your could try the following - it has been known to work:
Remove the drive and wrap it in a plastic bag before putting it in the freezer for the night.
Leave it in the bag to keep it cold & reconnect the following morning - if it works, copy your data from it at once.
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Welcome Meltdown

What kind of HD's IDE, SATA, etc.

Does it show up it the Bios boot up screen ?

Other hardware specs would help.
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[Edited by brkandrun on 03-30-2001 at 10:31 PM]

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A:Slave drive & bios

Could we get some more information?

What is the model # of the HP PC? Is it a desktop?
What kind of hard drive(s) are in the new PC - SATA or IDE?
What kind of hard drive is the "old" hard drive - SATA or IDE?

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Care to expand on "none will work"?
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A:Slave drive having serious problems

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A:Slave Drive Question

If you install a new os, the data on it will be erased (Formated)
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A:adding a slave drive

What happens when you try to boot? Check in BIOS to see what's listed as the boot drive.
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A:Solved: Old drive as slave?

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Welcome to TSF!

Each account will have a GUID associated with it. No two accounts will share one, and once that GUID is lost, it's never regenerated.

Check the properties of the folder, and check the Security tab. If the Security tab is not present, go to Folder Options/View and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended), then go back to the properties of the folder.

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A:Install XP onto slave drive?

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A:Slave Hard Drive Help!

Sounds to me like you did everything right (even the chickening out part).

Your original drive might not have had it's jumper set to master, even though that sounds kinda far-fetched. Or, the slave jump wasn't right. (I kid you not, I've sworn I did it right, only to find I was off to one side or the other)

I say that because that message seems like the computer read the unformatted western digital and thought "hey, no can boot to this!"

Your new hard drive is not formatted yet.
The CD is used for that, but other ways exist also.

If, for instance you were to unplug the original drive ...
Use just the new WD 250MB hard drive.

The OS is gone, and so you'd have to load it on.
To do that, you'd have to format it. partition it, and then you could
load the windows onto it.

If you have a windows CD, then all that could be done.
A fresh load.
If you think ahead, you make three partitions at the point in the "pre-loading"
that asks you what you want.
You say:
A primary partition of 20GB.
It does it, and then you are back to that screen to make another decision.
An extended partition, this time.
Say, 30GB. It does it.
(You also had to say to those DOS questions, use the large drive option, since 250GB is more than the 30GB max for "small drives", but you only say that once)

One more time, and you make the rest of the drive (about 200GB) the second extended partition.

Not exact in my examples, but close.

Now, you have a formated (for windows, large drives, I presume NTFS file system) and partitioned drive, but no windows.

If you stop there, the drive is now a "windows type formatted drive" and if you put the original drive back into the master position and the 250 in slave, your situation has changed.

You will have a master drive, seen as a primary drive with a windows operaring system on it. It will boot up. The slave will be seen as a drive that windows recognizes, because it is formated and partitioned.

Now, another thing is this:

The BIOS should see that drive no matter what (formatted or not).
It should also be seen as HD1, not HD0. Your BIOS has a boot sequence.
That sequence is some combination of these threee 'devices"

the floppy disk drive.
the CD-Rom (or any optical drive)
the Hard Drive (now it's two of them)
so it has to be the HD0 (the original one) check that, to be sure.

Back to the other part.

As long as the 250GB drive is in the slave postion (actually any slave position HD) you may have an operating system on it, that will not be booted to.

So, you could have continued to load your winXP (or which version do you have?)
onto it and to that 20GB partition at that. You'd then have a spare, fresh, backup complete OS to use if you ever wanted to put the 250 into the master position.
And still have 230 more GBs to freely use.

anyway, I say what I've done, to illustrate matters.

That CD from Western Digital is the key.
You should be able to read what it can & can not do.

I used a Maxtor MaxBlast disk when I added a 120GB drive.
Probably similar.

Seems the first time I used it I installed it to my original drive.
It "told me" I couldn't use it to partition/format any boot drive.
Then I added the second one just like you did, unformatted.

Then I checked BIOS, and after that, I let it boot.
I opened up the installed Maxtor program and it saw the HD, asked me what I wanted to do.

I said make it a "storage disk" and proceeded to divide it into a piechart
three partition job using the nice and easy program.

10 minutes later the OS saw everything it wanted to see.
I double checked in the system administrative tools-->computer management-->disk mangement and saw the confirming data presented, just like I wanted to see.

So... thats no answer, you say.
You are right, it isn't.

I think I just talked about winXP pro from a CD using Maxtor HD, two of them.

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A:Remove MBR from Slave Drive

System manufacturer and model?

The only way that an MBR can be on a slave if that drive reflects an O/S.

Go to Disk Management (Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter).

Use the Print Screen key to take a snapshot so that all drives attached are reflected.

Post the screenshot as an attachment.

How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot. -

The only thing Windows can do with an EISA delete it. Cannot read anything on such.

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I have a slave drive problem.

I successfully installed a 250GB Western Digital hard drive as a slave drive using their Data Lifeguard Tools Disc. I then moved all of my data to the 250GB drive.

Then I did a total reinstall of Windows XP on my C drive. Now XP does not recognize the slave drive. When I went to use the Data Lifeguard Tools Disc to see if that was what was needed, the menu said it was going to reformat the slave drive and erase all the data on it. To make matters worse even XP says the slave drive needs to be formatted.

I do not want to lose the data or better put I cannot lose this data.

Are there products that will allow me to recover my data from the slave drive?

Thank you


A:slave drive problem and XP

This is a common problem when using the install disk. It is because ez bios is [or was] installed.
List your exact specs and what version of xp are you using ie sp1, sp2.

You may need a bios update to use the drive without a driver overlay [ez bios]
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A:ok, need help, slave drive problems

Hi tinygirl63, welcome to TSG.

I replied to your email as well, but will post some of my questions here too:

Does the slave drive have an operating system on it?
What makes you think it has a virus on it?
Was anyone changing anything inside of the computer?
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A:Installing XP on slave drive

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Disconnect your current master drive and make the slave drive master and install Windows.

Then, make the drive slave again and reconnect your master drive.

You can then edit the boot.ini file for a dual boot system if you want. That`s exactly the set up I have.

Edit: Here`s how my boot.ini looks.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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You have system restore correct? Have you already tried restoring to the point before the update? If this isn't an option for you or does not work can you try the drive in another system?
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A:Undetectable Slave Drive

If this is XP Home, you cannot use a dynamic disk on this version of XP.

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A:Disappearing Slave Drive.

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try changing the power connections around?

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A:Win Xp won't recoginize my Slave Drive

A driver associated with what? Are you trying to install XP on the drive or just plopping it into the new system as master? The problem description is a little vague and confusing.