I had a laptop quit working but the hard drive seemed okay so I purchased an enclosure. the first time I plugged it in everything worked fine; I thought I had a great new external drive. Now when I plug it in I can feel it running and the light comes on; however when I look at my computer it shows it as a local drive and when I try to access it I am told that it is not accessible. I know this sounds similar to many other complaints however they were all with windows 7. The only computer that I have is in windows 8 but the external hard drive did function off of windows 7. Is there any way to get the information off of the drive?
Thank you for any help.