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XP SP3 won't recognize a WIN 95 IDE HDD connected via USB

Last response: in Storage
August 2, 2010 12:38:34 AM


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.
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?
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.