Win 8 not allowing me to browse USB disk drive Tags: Hard Drives USB Windows XP Storage Last response: November 23, 2012 3:31 AM in Storage Share molszowy November 22, 2012 2:57:39 PM Hi, My old XP box finally died and I replaced it with a new Dell XPS 8500 with Windows 8. I am trying to get some files off of the disk from my XP machine, but not having much luck. I bought a USB to SATA adtapter and plugged it into the disk. Turned on the power and the disk spun up! So far, so good. Next I plugged it into the USB on the Win 8 machine. It shows up under device manager as a USB mass storage device, but with no drive letter assigned I can't access the data on the drive. I tried using Disk Manager and it shows up as disk 1, uninitialized. I can't get disk manager to recognize it either. I tried it on a Windows 7 laptop with the same results. Any ideas on how to get my files off the old drive would be appreciated! Thanks! More about : win allowing browse usb disk drive fzabkar a c 311 G Storage November 23, 2012 3:31:07 AM How do UVCView and HD Sentinel identify the drive? UVCVIew talks to the USB-SATA bridge IC inside the enclosure whereas HD Sentinel attempts to communicate with the HDD behind the bridge. http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex... http://www.hdsentinel.com/ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources usb flash drive not allowing me to save Forum SolvedUsing a USB flash drive to move WIN 8 from HDD to EVO 840 SSD Forum laptop windows 8.1 recognizes usb dvd drive as removable disk drive Forum Copying windows 8.1 from disk to USB drive Forum pls help me my scan disk 8gb pen drive is not format or is display msg this media is write protector Forum win 8 won't allow me to connect to home wifi Forum downgrading from win 8 to 7 via usb no drive? Forum Dual Boot Usb repair drive - Win 7 & Win 8 Forum Will win 7 os and this motherboard allow me to use 8 gigs ram Forum P8Z68-V PRO Win 7 USB 2.0 Drive Problem Forum USB Floppy Drives not working, always want me to format disk Forum My laptop wont allow me to use external hard drive disks D: Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !