Seeing External HDD

bigkel

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Hi all Sorry about the last request for assistance but was in a hurry, ok lets try again, I have been retreving data off of old internal HDD and reformating them for reuse, IDE works fine, on my external cradel, but when I hook up my SATA drives I can not see the drive in my computer, and when I go in to system management I see it there but it says that I need to initialize the drive. but doing so would wipe any data on the drive and I would like to avoid that, I am working on my Toshiba Laptop, running window Vista, would I need to change a setting in the BIOS to see the drive??
 

bigkel

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Feb 29, 2012
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I presume it would be windows XP, NTS, No tried to sea drive letter but keeps saying that it needs to initializethe drive, Is there any way thay I could be able to see files on the drive to back them up ??