This is a follow up to several threads of mine. I can remove the hard drive from the 5045 and copy its contents to a retail Seagate 160GB hard drive that is attached to my computer via a usb/ide adapter cable. This cloned drive can then be accessed and files copied, moved, edited etc. The Liteon Original hard drive cannot be seen on that cable and has to be connected to an ide cable directly in order to be seen.
Then I disconnect the cloned hard drive and it can be used in the Liteon as a good replacement drive. THEN I put that same cloned drive back on the end of the ide/usb cable and it cannot be seen until reattached via a direct ide connection.
I have moved the grounding connector from “cable select” to master as required by the different connections.
My Question–out of pure curiosity–what is it about putting the liteon recorded material on a hard drive makes it unreadable at the end of my ide/usb adapter cables? ((additional info–I have used multiple cables and attachment points all of which work on other hard drives==so I do think this is purely a windows issue==but could I be missing something?))