Thanks Greg for the link , i've been able to move this drive over from another system before by doing a repair on it, so i'm hoping it will work again, i didn't mean that i could just plug it in and away it would go, i'm just hoping to be able to do a repair of it and get it recognized that way and then install Windows 7 on the new drive i have coming ,but be able to boot from either one, just for a short time anyway as i want to then format the drive with Xp on it when i'm finished with it and use it strictly for storage.
How do i use the software though that you gave me the link for? Do i burn it to cd? Do i install on the Windows 7 disk or on the Xp disk. I'm sorry to seem stupid with this, but i'm just not sure what to do with it.