Old drive will not get recognized
Posted on 2011-09-30
I have a new Win7 machine. I want to see if I can get some old data off my old 250 GB SATA drive which was operating fine as a Win XP drive. I pulled it out of my old machine and put it into an external drive which had a 500 GB drive in it that worked fine for backups. The 250 GB drive does not show up as a recognized drive. My question is two parts, first, what do I need to do to get the drive recognized? do I need a driver for the drive? and second, Will I be able to pull data off it? I did do a bunch of backups to transfer the data from the XP computer to the 7 computer. But I would like to do a final sweep and then reformat the external drive for backups.