I'm trying to recover data from a PATA drive on my Mom's old HP. I can boot to the drive for a minute or two, but any efforts to back it up produce a blue screen. Efforts to boot to a Windows 7 recovery DVD or Ubuntu CD have failed as well. The DVD/CD player appears to be shot. I purchased the the little gizmo shown in the link below.
The gizmo comes highly rated, but I can't get Mom's new Windows 7 machine to spot the drive. Here's what I've done thus far
Left the old PATA drive in the old HP with the power supply connected to the drive and powered up the old HP.
Connected the gizmo to the PATA drive and the USB connector to Mom's new computer.
I've tried to see the old PATA drive using Windows Explorer, Disk Management, a command prompt utility called DISKPART.
No luck thus far. Am I missing something?