Windows XP does not see my hard drive - cannot access data!

airgar

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Hello, I have an older system running Windows XP. I have a WD Caviar EIDE 320GB from another system that has some files that I'd like to keep. I added it as a slave but after physically installing it, only the bios recognizes it. It does not come up on My Computer and I have been unable to use the drive and keep the data files that are important. Thanks for your help!
 

airgar

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I actually pulled the drive (a WD Caviar 320) out of a USB external enclosure (Acomdata brand) and attached it directly to my PC as described above. I ran the WD diagnostic utility on it and it sees the drive and says it is fine. Any other ideas before I try the disc recovery idea???
 

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