My external hdd that is an old hard drive from a laptop will not load on my desktop running windows 7 but will on my new lapto Tags: Desktops help Storage bytes Laptops External Hard Drive Windows 7 Hard Drives Last response: September 23, 2013 2:57 PM in Storage Share keeper317 September 23, 2013 2:41:01 PM I can't figure this out. It says that it has 0 bytes available but i know it has 41 gb remaining. In disk management it comes up as no media on my desktop. On my laptop it reads no problem and shows everything please help. More about : external hdd hard drive laptop load desktop running windows lapto Reply to keeper317 JackNaylorPE a c 94 G Storage a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 September 23, 2013 2:45:17 PM How are you connecting it ? Are you trying to boot from this drive ? Reply to JackNaylorPE keeper317 September 23, 2013 2:57:32 PM JackNaylorPE said:How are you connecting it ? Are you trying to boot from this drive ? Via usb and no it just has data that I can not lose and I dont have enough storage to put it anywhere other than my desktop Reply to keeper317 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: Forumold hard drive in a new build does it need wiping and the formatting/partitioning when loaded with windows 7? solutionSolvedcan i hook up an old hard drive to my new computer, even if the old hard drive was running a different version of windows? solutionNeed help ASAP getting 500kbs/sec on data transfer from 2 year old laptop to brand new external hard drive. solutionOld Asus laptop...new ESATA external hard drive will they work solutioncan i overwrite window 7 image on external hard drive that has old corrupted winows 7 on it. ForumCan I put windows xp on an external Hard drive to use on Laptop running windows solutionhow to connect a hard with windows 7 drive in a desktop to a laptop with windows 8 solutionHow to access a an old external hard drive's files on a new laptop, when prompted to format which would erase them?! ForumSolvedCan I use my laptop's old Windows 7 key on my new desktop? ForumCable to run desktop as external hard drive for laptop Forumold laptop dead can i use old hard drive on new desktop build?? Forum[Desktop] Windows 7 doesn't recognise my external hard drive. solutionSolvedWindows 8 Laptop, new hard drive. Clean windows 8 or 7 install. Help! ForumHow to make element 3 5 hdd external hard drive compatible to windows 7 ForumNeed to undo a New Simple Volume on Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive formatted for OS X. solutionNew computer, old hard drive with windows 7. solutionWindows 7 not booting after moving hard drive to new laptop ForumSolvedCannot install windows 7 on new wd hard drive on laptop ForumLaptop with windows 7 wont recognise external hard drive solutionWindows 7 Not Loading on New Hard-Drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !