01-27-2011 10:06 PM
So here's the deal. My old computer died recently (CMOS Error that I never figured out - let's skip that diagnosis) and I bought a new machine. I had two Barracuda SATA drives in the old computer that I want to get data off of. The new comp has two lovely front load slots for extra drives, which is handy. ONE drive works in either slot with no issue. It is an older 160 GB Barracuda. The second drive was my primary in the old machine and when I put it in EITHER slot I get an "AHCI Port # device error" which will be either 5 or 6 depending which slot the drive is in. I have updated BIOS and attempted to update the AHCI driver, but it is the most current version Intel provides. There are no jumpers on the back of the drive (though I tried the "restrict to 1.5 GB/s setting). Any help? Is the drive most likely dead? Anything else I can try before I cough up dough to get someone to rip the info off of there for me? Any help appreciated!
01-28-2011 07:40 AM
If this doesn't work, boot the PC with the main C drive and the one that you are having problems with already in the PC.
01-31-2011 10:41 PM