I had an IDE hitachi 500 GB in a Dell 2400. I took it out and put it in a Dell 4800. The 4800 only had SATA so I plugged the drive in question into the CD ROM IDE cable. It still did not show up in the bios of the 4800, even after fiddling with the setup utility and jumpers.
So I put it back into the 2400 and it will not show up on the bios of original computer. I have tried new cables, different power cords (verified voltage with meter) and it won't spin. I then tried it in a different computer that has an ide cable. Still not spin, no bios recognition
It was working yesterday just fine, did I wait a day too long to back up/clone this drive? Is there any way to temporarily breathe life into it to have UBCD and clonezilla work their magic?
Thanks if you can help, if you are the bearer of bad news, I still need to hear it