To start out I'd like to say that I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to computer hardware and I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right place.
Just recently I decided to try and get a few files off on a really old computer that was in my possession (an Inspiron 2500). I pulled the hard drive out of it and am currently using a USB to Sata/IDE adapter to try and access the 2500 HD but whenever I hook it up to my laptop it just appears as a removable hard drive with no name. I get no option to access files on it or at the very least an option to reformat (even though that isn't at all what I want to do). The laptop I am using to try and open the HD is running WIndows 7.
Can anyone help me with this?