I am running Win 7. Recently, I obtained a portable (actual internal) 40 gb hd. I am planning to use it as my backup, in case..... Well, I can't get it to come up on window at computer. When I go to computer management; storage; and disk management, I get Disk 7 Unknown, not initialized, and the blue line area is just grey. I have tried to initialize it by right clicking on the info present, and I get a menu with "initialize disk, offline, properties, and help. I click the initialize disk command, get a message window about initializing, click ok and I get a device not ready message. I can't find out how to get the disk back online. I have hooked the drive to my laptop and it reads the drive just fine, I even re-initialized it with vista, and I have shutdown and restarted the computer I want the drive to read on several times. Oh! Almost forgot, I am making the connection through an ATA/ATAPI Bridge with a usb into the computers.