Vista hard drive to Windows 7

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Aberdeen5

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I had to pull out my HD from my Dell running W Vista and now I am trying to access those files through an adapter to my new W 7 laptop. The new laptop acknowledges the HD is there but it says I have to format the old HD I order to use it. I need to access those files but it will not even open the Old HD in my F drive. Any help?
 
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Was there a problem with the drive that caused you to pull it out? That could explain the "needs formatting" message.
 

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Yes, but I am not sure if it was HD related. It may have been though. The laptop could not boot up at all. I would try and run the diagnostic tests and it would go "black screen" halfway through. The HD was virus free, problem free. I was deligent on my virus scans and never went to nafarious websites. Hopefully it's a windows 7 compatibility or a setting on my new laptop that's the issue.
 
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