Drive not recognized in Windows 7 when I took a USB External Drive and made it internal!
Posted on 2014-01-27
I have a 3TB Seagate External USB drive with data on it. I took i out of the case and put it in my Windows 7 PC as an internal drive. The system boots, I see it as drive E: and then click on it. It then says "need to format" drive!!!
I click on cancel and it says the volume does not contain a recognized file system.
However, when I put it back in it's USB case, everything works fine.
What do I need to do to get this drive working internally on my Win 7 PC and keep my data that's on it?