My buddy's laptop broke. His laptop wouldn't go into the OS. I removed his HDD and hooked it up to my SATA to USB kit. At first the HDD was recognised and I found it on 'My Computer' (Windows 7). I tried to get into his Documents but couldn't because of the ownership settings. I tried to change them in properties but then My Computer stopped responding so I had to unplug etc. I tried to do the same on my faster PC downstairs and it wouldn't appear on there. It now doesn't appear on my laptop either. I look in disk management and its not there. It recognises a USB Mass Storage Device and in Devices on my Windows 7 Laptop it says USB to SATA Bridge or something like that and in the properties for that is shows the HDD name like 'WD-XXX-XXX' (Western Digital). The HDD is 500GB and its nearly full and when plugged in things slow down and respond less. Any help would be much appreciated. A friend suggested trying to plug it in on a PC using Windows XP, suggesting a problem with the drivers.
Edit: I booted up my laptop with it plugged in. For some reason the kit has like two USB cords on it. I plugged them both in and on My Computer it had Local Disk F and Local Disk G there. My SD card used to be G until it became E for no reason. And when I unplug one of the USBs I get a message asking me to format the G and F drives before I can use it.
Edited by tjboo, 06 February 2011 - 12:31 PM.