XP SP3 won't recognize a WIN 95 IDE HDD connected via USB Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: August 2, 2010 5:56 PM in Storage Share kmeghji August 2, 2010 12:38:34 AM Hello, I'm trying to connect an old laptop HDD (Windows 95) to my PC so I can clone the drive and run it in Virtual PC as needed. The drive is connected via an external IDE enclosure. I know that the enclosure works, I've can swap out the drive and it will work - I'm wondering if it has something to do with either the file system (FAT vs NTFS) or something else. Thanks in advance. More about : sp3 recognize win ide hdd connected usb gtvr a b G Storage August 2, 2010 5:24:39 PM xp should be able to read all fat filesystems. Are you sure the drive works? m 0 l MrLinux a b G Storage August 2, 2010 5:56:56 PM What's the make & model of drive? Does it have CHS setting printed on the drive? If so, it won't work. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum 3.5" Internal IDE HDD Connected with adapter via USB not reading Forum Win7 won't boot from SSD, without old HDD (with XP) still connected. Forum [SOLVED] Connecting 2.5" SATA HDD via USB - Win7 not recognising Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !