I have a hard drive that I pulled from a failed computer, and I am looking to pull important data from it. It is now being connected via USB interface to another computer. At first the computer recognized the drive and I was able to move around the file system. I eventually got an error about a failure to write data and that the data is lost... although I hadn't begun to backup or move data. I unplugged and plugged in the USB drive and returned to the files in the USB hard drive, and the error reproduced itself. After unplugging and plugging the USB drive again, my computer "sounds off" that it was conected, but I don't see it in Explorer; it used to be listed as Drive L:.
I have Windows XP Pro OS