I have a bad HD that is recognized by the BIOS when I boot from it but it won't load the OS. I want to pull the data from it to another drive. if I slave it is not recognized so I tried using an external enclosure. I bought a Sabrent ECS-STU35K and hooked the IDE drive to it. When I plug the USB into my PC or Laptop, they both freeze when I go to Windows Explore, My Computer or Disk Manager to try and see the drive. As soon as I unplug the USB, the windows load immediately.
Any idea why? Do I need special drivers? My PC is XP Home and my laptop is Vista Ult 64. The drive says it works w/ XP and Vista but I can't get it to.
Any help is appreciated.