So, I'm trying to pull some Documents and Photos from a HDD from an seemingly dead All-in-One (Acer A5600 U) that was running Windows 8.1
I wasn't there when the machine finally gave up the ghost - it was most likely a dead inverter - but it's already been replaced, so now I just need to pull the aforementioned off the old HDD, which I've pulled from the machine.
I've done this on a couple of other (infected) machines but I'm not sure what's going on - or not going on, in this case - with this one.
I've hooked up the HDD (Samsung Momentus) with a Cables-To-Go USB to IDE/SATA adapter that I've used many times but I'm just not "seeing" the drive in a way that I can get to it.
The computer that I've hooked it up to is mine: a HP desktop, running Windows 7 Home Premium.
Once I've plugged the HDD that I'm trying to pull from, I hear the 'ding-dong' of an attached USB device and when I open Device and Printers, all I see is this:
I've also looked under Computer Management and it shows it listed as Disk 2 and Online. (Don't mind my mess, I've been playing around with quite few Linux Distros)
After that didn't work, I thought I'd send the dog after it, so I loaded up Slacko 6.3.0 and once I got to the Desktop, plugged in the USB cable adapter...but no joy.
I could see and drill down to my hardware and files and folders, etc, but I couldn't even see the USB symbol on the Slacko desktop.
Ideas, thoughts, workarounds, coffee?