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Dell dimension 3000 + maxtor hard drive. comp wont start

\015 When i plug in maxtor hard drive which worked fine prior to moving... it will not let windows start.. device manager says ''cannot start code 10...... yellow asterik by usb mass storage device... i need to know what i can do to retrieve info off hard drive sinc ei cannot get it to start with windows.. plug n play drive no drivers to install etc.. can i check partitions or reset the factory setting on computer? or default bios settings.. i was in the bio and partition screen one day but i do not think i changed anything looking at it but may have?? if someone could email me id appreciate it i got valuable items i need to acess on the HD [email protected] thank you\015

Answers :

Well if you are sure you have not tampered with the HD during the partition section then there is a way out.
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\015\012The yellow sign you saw on the device manager indicates that the driver is not compactible and hence the device would not be operational.
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\015\012To get the vital data off your HD, get a good working HD and attach it to your PC as the master and enable the HD you want data from as the Slave.
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\015\012This will make your computer boot from the Master and when its up, you would have access to the slave which is the HD you want access to and get the data from Windows Explorer
Try the following to see if it's helpful:
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\015\0121) Turn the computer on
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\015\0122) Press F2 to enter the BIOS ( a grey screen should come up)
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\015\0123) Turn on caps lock,scroll lock and num lock on your keybord
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\015\0124) Press Alt +E then Alt +F then Alt +B


If that doesn't work you can pull the CMOS battery to clear the BIOS. It is on the board and resembles a watch battery. You have to pull it for no less than 15 minutes to clear the BIOS.
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