My hubby has a new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. His old machine was my old XP machine so I thought I could use that drive in an enclosure for him to use for backup purposes.
Son-in-law got me the enclosure its a Pluscom 3.5 IDE to USB 2.0 Enclosure. I've put the drive in, it's a Western Digital 80 GB one but when connecting to his machine it goes through the process of installing the device drivers but after a time comes up with a box saying it failed and it's not recognised.
In Device Manager it just shows in the USB list as an Unknown Device and I can't see it anywhere, it doesn't show up in Disk Management at all.
Thought I'd try it in my machine which is 32 bit but the same problem although in Device Manager it does actually say it's a Mass Storage Device but it has the yellow mark and I can't see it to do anything with it.
Has anyone got any ideas on what I can try, the drive still has XP installed on it which of course I want to wipe out so he has an empty drive to use for backing up his files.