External Hard Drive Issue

I have an external hard drive that I can't get to work with my new computer (windows 7). It is actually the hard drive from my old laptop (vista) in an enclosure. I was able to view the files on my old desktop (xp). The hard drive connects via USB. It doesn't show in "My Computer" or "Device Manager" or even in "BIOS". I am completely confused. The light on the enclosure is on when plugged in. The computer doesn't even recognize its existance! What do I do now?
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  1. badbass215 said:
    I have an external hard drive that I can't get to work with my new computer (windows 7). It is actually the hard drive from my old laptop (vista) in an enclosure. I was able to view the files on my old desktop (xp). The hard drive connects via USB. It doesn't show in "My Computer" or "Device Manager" or even in "BIOS". I am completely confused. The light on the enclosure is on when plugged in. The computer doesn't even recognize its existance! What do I do now?


    And all the drivers are up to date (according to windows update)
  2. bump... No Ideas? Is it cause i am using windows 7?
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