I see I made a mistake in tyo it is a 3000LE Maxtor external hard drive used for storage only. I think it dies as the power cord works with both computers but th elittle yellow light for the hard drive does not come on. At first I thought it was just not compatable to windows 7, this is the first time I have had any trouble with it, am sure it would work OK if it was working right. When plugged to new PC it showed the hard drive as a drive but not as a storage couldn't open it. Please need suggestions as have a lot of stuff stored on it I need off.
Thanks for any help
To rule out any issues with just the case and connections, take out the drive, and plug it into the PC directly. You may need to get a ATA cable for the drive, I doubt that a Windows 7 PC will have any supplied with it. If that also fails to read the drive, try it with another PC. If that also fails, run a program like Recuva to see if it can get any data off the drive.