Solved I have same problem, the old hard drive via usa is not even recognzed when its plugged into new pc, the light is green.. Tags: VIA Hard Drives Light Storage Green USB Last response: December 14, 2013 7:05 PM in Storage Share gtgo December 14, 2013 1:52:28 PM access old hard drive via usb More about : problem hard drive usa recognzed plugged light green Reply to gtgo scout_03 a b G Storage December 14, 2013 2:05:00 PM the system do not detect it there is nothing you could do . Reply to scout_03 m 0 l gtgo December 14, 2013 2:10:04 PM scout_03 said:the system do not detect it there is nothing you could do . doesn't the old hard drive had to be formatted or something? what about Disk management .. is there things to do there. Old syst/ hard drive was xp or vista , this new laptop is wind8 Reply to gtgo m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution scout_03 a b G Storage December 14, 2013 7:05:55 PM if you could try it on a system that have the win 7 max as os and see if it detect it if not you wont be able to do anything . Reply to scout_03 Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources I have same problem, the old hard drive via usb is not even recognzed when its plugged into new pc, the light is green.. Forum Hey, i just removed old Drive , and plugged in new comp;tuer , and its not recoginzed, new Pc uses win 8 , old was not sure, Forum SolvedI just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual Forum Swopping Hard drive from old pc to new and back - problems! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !