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Strange Connections...
califb Aug-05-01 10:11 PM
I have here an Intel 486 DX-4 99 MHz system with 32 MB of RAM running Windows 95 that belongs to a friend of mine. I went to install a new hard drive (by setting the new one up as a slave to the original, then transferring the info to the new drive, then replacing the original with the new one), but when I opened the case I found that the ribbon from the mother board to the hard drive went first to the CD ROM and then to the hard drive. What's the deal with this? Why would someone connect the hard drive as a slave to the CD ROM this way, and how do I go about transferring the old info to the new hard drive now?

Thanks.


1. RE: Strange Connections...
waddy Aug-06-01 12:18 PM
In response to message 0
just put the cables how you want to....

use norton ghost to make an image of the drive then transfer it over


2. RE: Strange Connections...
califb Aug-06-01 02:42 PM
In response to message 1
The problem with making an image of the drive is that the original hard drive is already almost completely full. Everything that could be uninstalled or deleted has already been removed. If it were a clock there would be maybe only ten minutes of space left open...

3. RE: Strange Connections...
lbyard Aug-06-01 04:11 PM
In response to message 2
If the cable has 40 wires (I didn’t say 40 pins in the connector; it could have 80 wires and 40 pins), then if makes no difference what connector is connected to what as long as the cable will reach. The Master-Slave determination is not determined by the drive’s position on the cable; it is determined by the jumper settings on the drive. There are several programs in addition to Ghost that can be used to copy the image. Acronis OS Selector (http://www.acronis.com/en/products/oss50/) is easy to use and works well. I have used PowerQuest’s Partition Magic (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/) for years. I plan to try-out and review Paragon’s Hard Disk Manager (http://www.paragon-gmbh.com/n_fm.htm) shortly. Larry

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