Sorry, Title should be "Hard disk detected in USB but NOT in My Computer".
This is similiar problem posted by someone before (with bad SMS language!) and the posts were not complete.
My problem: Installed 60GB 3.5" IDE HDD from my old computer (XP)which m/board died, into an external enclosure with USB 2.0 connector in order to retrieve data from it. When the external HDD was inserted into my laptop running XP via USB, the pop up message says that the removable storage was detected and ready for use. In the My Computer window however, it doesn't show up.
In the Disk Management window, I can't see it either so I cannot assign a drive letter to it.
I've tried all three config for the HDD as master, slave and CS and even without the jumper.
Same thing when I tried connecting via USB to another desktop PC running Vista.
I don't want to reformat the HDD as I want to retrieve files from it.
The PC I connected to does not have additional IDE connector for me to try as internal slave drive.
Helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks!