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USB to IDE 2.5" Not Finding the Drive


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#1 tjboo

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

Hey all, much help would be appreciated. Laptop died and I got the 2.5" IDE drive out. I plug it into a USB converter which I got today and I plug it in on Vista. The device is seen as a Mass Storage Device in the Device Manager. It always says I can Safely Remove Hardware. The light is green on the converter and the drive is vibrating as I guess its spinning. However it doesn't show up in My Computer.

Any help? :/

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

can you see it in disk management, does it have ntsc/fat?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:08 PM

I'm fair bit of a noob- is this in the device manager under disk drives?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:43 PM

Follow this guide to access the Disk Manager tool under Windows Vista.
It should list all drives that are detected, even if they're damaged/won't show up in My Computer.

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 02 February 2010 - 01:44 PM.





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