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Diablotek USB external hard drive and Windows Vista

by rechavez / March 29, 2008 12:37 PM PDT


I've got my last years tax prep on my old laptop and want to load these files into my new computer. I bought the Diablotek USB external 2.5 hard drive enclosure and pulled out the Dell hard drive and plugged it into my new vista windows laptop but it doesn't not recognize a plug and play.

What else do I have to do?? I'm not technically savy and don't really know my way around Vista. I thought it would be easy and just plug the thing. I restarted the computer but it still did not recognize the USB

Thanks for any advice


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Wouldn't it be safer to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 12:55 PM PDT

Put such files on a CDR?

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Diabolek HD external
by rechavez / March 29, 2008 2:44 PM PDT


Sorry I'm may not have been clear about why I'm doing this. My old Dell laptop crapped out, the power outlet connector died. This was the 2nd connector replacement I had, so I was left with my HD with all my data. I bought the HD enclosure to pull out the most important files that I have, one of which is my tax reports. I just can't seem to get my new lap top to read the external HD that I plug in with USB.

What do you mean about putting CDR?? how do I get my computer to read it.



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When it crapped out, who knows is the drive contest did too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 10:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Diabolek HD external

I'd try a XP machine first. Then if it fails go get the demos for ZERO ASSUMPTION RECOVERY and GETDATABACK.

The use of CDR for transfering files is not an option here now that we have a better view of the problem.

-> Also, try the rear USB ports (sorry but you didn't tell the gritty details of what the new machine is.)


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Diabolek HD external
by rechavez / March 30, 2008 2:29 AM PDT

Hum never thought about that, but I really think it was the connector and my HD is Ok but you never know.

I'll try an XP machine then.



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