How to connect desktop hard disk to laptop

By vaibhavrohal ·
I have seagate hard disk 'barracuda 7200.7' 200GB.which i was using in my desktop...
Now i have laptop & i want to connect it to my laptop externally..for this i have one IDE-USB cable & one power cable for it.....when i connect it with my laptop then laptop is not detecting the hard disk.......what should i do...

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Check a couple of things

by IC-IT In reply to How to connect desktop h ...

First check in Disk Management to see if the drive is present. You may just need to assign it a drive letter.
You can also open System Properties to see if it is listed as present under the Device Manager/USB devices.
Is this in an external enclosure or just wired raw?

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Thanks for reply,,,yet problem is not solved

by vaibhavrohal In reply to Check a couple of things

It is just wired raw.
In disk management it is not showing any new no question of naming it...

In device manager it is showing USB MASS STORAGE DRIVE......& EVEN in drives it is showing additional drive......
But it is not reading it...don't know why.....
Please help me out if possible....


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by JEEVAN269 In reply to Thanks for reply,,,yet pr ...
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As this is a IDE Drive

by OH Smeg In reply to Thanks for reply,,,yet pr ...

You need to make sure that the Jumper is set to Master not Cable Select or Slave.

Do that and make sure that the External Power Adapter is actually plugged in and it should work.

The only possible problem may relate to what type of OS you where using on the Desktop and what is now being used on the NB. Some old Drive Partitions made with the original XP are not compatible with Vista or newer OS's as they don't have the necessary Security in place. If that is the case here you need to mount the rive on a XP Computer and copy the data off it then with the computer loaded with XP SP2 or newer format the drive again and then copy the data back to it so it can be used with the Vista or newer M$ OS's .


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