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Thread: 2.5" Laptop to IDE Converter Not Working

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    2.5" Laptop to IDE Converter Not Working

    Hey everyone maybe you guys could shed some light on my little dilemma.
    I bought one of these ( EBay Item ) but when I put it on the 2.5 laptop drive that I have already formatted in my laptop; My carputer, or my PC will see it in BIOS but will not boot off the drive. Has anyone else experienced any thing like this before? I was thinking it might have something to do with the MBR because it was formatted and installed on a laptop then thrown into a PC, but after I formatted the drive on my laptop, windows XP setup will still fail to see the drive. I also tried installing the 3rd party adaptors in the xp setup just for the hell of it, still didn’t work. Any help would be awesome, thanks again guys.


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    When the BIOS detects the drive, does it say that it's a master or slave drive?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    And what happens when it 'doesn't boot'. Does it display an error after the BIOS, get partway through windows startup and crash?

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    When BIOS finds the drive its the master so and when I try to boot off the drive
    I get the no operating system found error, and when I try to install windows, the XP setup says it sees no drive. I have never seen anything like this before, but this is also the first time i ever used a 2.5" converter, thanks for the input guys!

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