external hard drive not setting up on Acer laptop

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jb24

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Hi,
I have an Acer Aspire 3003 laptop with XP Home and I am trying to connect a Hitachi Deskstar 160Gb internal disk drive to it via a Raid Icy Box enclosure. I had the drive as a slave in another PC with XP Pro and it worked fine, I now want to use the data stored from then on my laptop. When I connect to the laptop the drive is recognised but nothing else happens, I cannot see it 'my computer' in windows explorer but it is listed in the device manager.

I have tried a different drive in the icy box and that worked fine. I have tried different jumper conections (master, cable, slave, none) and I get the same results.

Any help is always appreciated.
 

jb24

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Yes I have checked in disk manager and a letter is assigned to the drive
 

JohnWill

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It's hard to believe it gets assigned a drive letter in Disk Management, yet doesn't show up in My Computer.
 

dustyjay

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did you leave the drive set as slave as it was in the other pc? If so try changing the jumper to Master.
 

jb24

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Apologies, that should have said "Yes I have checked in disk manager and a letter is NOT assigned to the drive".

Dustyjay, as I said in my original post I have tried all jumper settings.
 

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Did you try to assign it a drive letter in Disk Management? What does Disk Management say about the drive? Is it formatted?
 
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