How to get my hard drive to recognize other drives.
July 23, 2008 4:22 AM Subscribe
I have two computer hard drives installed onto one machine, and no CD for the first hard drive. The computer doesn't recognize USB ports nor the DVD drive on one of the hard drives. How can I fix that?
posted by magnoliasouth to computers & internet (4 answers total)
To make things easier to understand. I had an older computer whose motherboard went out, we'll call that one hard drive A. I bought a new computer (computer/hard drive B) and installed the A hard drive.
It'll boot fine to the A hard drive, but it's only recognizing the hard drive itself. It cannot connect to the USB port nor the DVD drive.
If I go into Computer Management, there is no listing for USB nor DVD. How exactly would I fix this?
I prefer to use the A hard drive over the B hard drive because naturally all my files/software/etc. are located on that one. Some of that software was purchased online without a CD, so I don't know how to "move" it to another hard drive.
If it matters, both are running XP and both are and were eMachines.
So how do I fix this?