External hard drive not recognized


  • I recently removed my external hardrive (model # MHW2160BH PL) from my HP laptop so I could use it as an external hard drive on my new toshiba lap top, which is equipped with Windows 7. I purchased a 2.5" HDD external case to do this. However, the computer does not recognize the hard drive. Having read other posts related to this problem, I right clicked computer, then selected manage and disk management, but my hard drive remains hidden/ unlisted. No alerts come up to indicate that the computer recognizes the hard drive at all. THe hard drive makes a sound when I connect it to the lap top via usb cable, so it appears that it is working. How can I resolve this issue?
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:34 PM