old HDD in external case not recognised/assigned drive letter: VistaLocked
Hi, I have recently got a whole new set up but wanted to reuse my old Maxtor 250GB hdd, new mobo didn’t take the thing though so I bought an external casing, fitted it all fine, jumper correctly placed (master), connections all fine, however when I plug it in and connect it up vista (home premium) can’t find it, i have tried it with 2 vista computers and one xp- none of them recognise it as a drive in mycomputer, although in device manager ‘usb mass storage device’ is listed under USB and disk drives, and when I check the properties it is functioning and needs no driver updates. I have tried finding it with disk recovery software (acronis disk director suite) to no avail and tried mycomputer>manage>storage>diskmanagement, but in both cases it shows up as ‘disk 1, unknown, unreadable’. It has worked briefly once, when I swapped the usb connectionn from a powered hub to the PCI usb, at which point I got any data I wanted, formatted it (quick NTFwhatsit format) and put the stuff back on I wanted to keep there, however I turned the computer back on today and am in an identical position. Please help me!
Thanks in advance.