Can't access D: partition

I have a laptop 2.5inch drive and i have connected it to my xp machine via a cable and the drive appears but i cant access the d: partition?
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  1. What do you mean you can't access? What exactly was the error?
  2. did you format it
  3. 505090 said:
    did you format it


    Good point. When I built this PC I was freaking out because my WD Caviar Black (G:\) wasn't being recognized by Vista in 'My Computer'. I knew it came un-formatted but I thought that was how you were supposed to format it. Luckily it took me a whole of 10 minutes to go into diskmgmt.msc and format the drive.
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