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Unable to access data on Old Internal HDD via USB

Last response: in Windows 7
January 7, 2014 3:03:34 AM

my hp dv6516tx failed a year ago with windows vista OS on it.Had broken connector on HDD(data portion), went to a hardware guy he connected a spare to the drive and then connected it to a lappy with Win 7 via USB.Though the HDD starts spinning(could feel it) and it shows in notification something is connected nothing shows up on My Computer.the HDD was partitioned into two.One contained only software whereas the other contained all my personal data which i wanted
a c 240 $ Windows 7
a b α HP
January 7, 2014 8:33:01 AM

Have a look in Disk Management to see if it just needs a drive letter assigning to it.
Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.

In the bottom-right panel, find the ribbon for that drive.
Right-click on it and choose "Change Drive Letter & Paths".
Click 'Add'
Choose a letter.
Click 'OK'