Trying to use my old HDD, but can't access it

Now, I've done a bit of googling, and I only post a question as a last resort.

I recently built a computer and I had two old laptop hdd's that I wanted to pull information off of for nostalgia. I did it for the older one (2006-ish) but for the more recent one, not so much luck.

When I changed the SATA ports and power cable to the the one I wanted to do now, I booted up my computer but the drive is labeled as "sq004725v01 (E:)" in my computer. And it says I don't have access to it when I try to click into it.

I then went into the BIOS to check to see if there was a disk drive recognized there, but no. Although, if right clicked into sq004725v01, and went to hardware, the harddrive I needed shows up.

I've already gone into security and switching ownership, but to no avail.

Can anyone help?
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    Sounds to me like the OEM for the laptop it came from has configured the HDD to prevent use in another computer. I'd call them and ask for a solution.
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