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HDD in sata external case is not working in windows8

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August 12, 2013 10:01:38 AM

I Have a old Netbook from packard bell with windows xp, later i upgrade to windows 7, now the netbook is not working, then i bought a external case for the hdd, then i connected to my new pc windows 8, when i connect the light on the case is on and system detecting the new hardware and its showing in device manager as a usb mass storage device,but not showing in my computer the hdd
a b G Storage
August 12, 2013 11:34:24 AM

check in disk management

control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management
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a c 813 G Storage
August 12, 2013 2:27:30 PM

from disk management you can initialize it or assign it a drive letter, whichever is needed.
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a c 288 G Storage
August 12, 2013 7:21:54 PM

Some external cases are configured with 4KB LBAs.

What do you see in Disk Management? Can you show us the contents of sector 0? You could use a disc editor such as DMDE for this purpose.
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a c 813 G Storage
August 12, 2013 8:15:53 PM

what OS was the old netbook running?
If you are trying to recover files windows might not able to see the format of the old drive.
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