+ 0 Votes Try no Jumpers jqbecker 4 days ago I have found that some IDE drives need to have all jumpers removed. Then plug it back into a USB port, then skip down to SMARTACEW0LF's other suggestions below if still not working. + 0 Votes don't know miaip November 20, 2013 at 6:51pm PST I also don't know what to do. + 0 Votes Try it in a PC SmartAceW0LF November 8, 2013 at 7:09pm PST I use these USB-IDE adapters daily. Here are a few issues/resolutions I have encountered with them regarding the systems failure to detect the drive. 1.) Wait. On some systems, the detection (and ensuing driver installation) of the USB adapter can take an unusually long time. 2.) Especially in scenarios where drives are swapped around in varying scenarios, connect the USB adapters plug to a different port. Then refer to item 1. 3.) Drive still not detected? Check the Disk Management Console for a drive needing to be "Initialized". If one is found, attempt to initialize it. If successful, problem solved. If not, refer to next item. 4.) If Disk Management Console detected the drive but was unable to initialize it, remove the drive from the adapter. Find a PC to install the drive into. Make sure the jumpers are properly configured for installation into the specific PC you are connecting it to. Once installed, power up the PC, ready to intercept the loading of the OS by hitting the proper key to enter the BIOS setup utility. Make sure BIOS detects the drive and registers its size correctly. If so, save and reboot to Windows (or other). If not detected by Windows, double check jumper settings and then Drive Mgmt Console. If you still can not access the drive and its contents, at this stage you will need to seek further professional help. + 0 Votes Not uncommon fault mjd420nova November 3, 2013 at 4:29pm PST There are a large number of drives from many different manufacturers that have their own little disk & software to start the drive so the OS can recognize it. The only other fault I've seen is a good drive with a partition but nothing else is recognized by the OS. This happens when you try to look at a drive from one of the satelite or cable box DVR units. Data recovery can be pretty expensive. I done some myself but only with a same model drive unit and access to a clean room so I could swap the platter from the bad to a known good unit. Tedious and costly. + 0 Votes Use linux boot CD Simply_Michael October 16, 2013 at 4:31am PST booting from Linux boot cd might be work if you have an idea how to use linux, yes moderator is right + 0 Votes Linux Boot CD Darryl~ Moderator October 15, 2013 at 9:24am PST Have you tried booting the computer with a Linux Boot CD? Sometimes you have better success accessing older drives that way. Note: you may have to connect the USB adapter before booting to the CD. + 0 Votes Check the Drive Jumpers TheChas October 13, 2013 at 11:57am PST Check and / or change the drive jumpers. Some drives will not connect if the jumpers are not set correctly for a single drive. Try both cable select and single (master) with no slave present options. Chas + 0 Votes Have you tried to switch to a different USB port? Galaxy4643 October 12, 2013 at 8:21am PST I have found this helpful when changing the HDD attached to the USB connector in the same session. + 0 Votes IDE to USB Simply_Michael October 12, 2013 at 5:10am PST I think you should install the usb drivers again.