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 272 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/ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Win 7 Install doesn't show HDD - is my GRAID SCSI disk device the prob? Forum Help Win 7 Boot Install USB on WinXP Forum Win8 failure or misunderstood? Forum Is Windows 8 for me ? Forum Problems Installing Win 7 on a Wiped Hard Drive Forum Questions on using Win8 Upgrade for Clean Install and such (Help) Forum Win 7 Disk Read Error - help Forum Onboard Intel RAID allow me a single OS drive ? Forum Anyone Download $39.99 Win 8 yet? Forum Can't dual boot with 500GB HDD + mSATA Cache 32GB - Win 8 Forum Windows 8 black screen with pointer after log in Forum USB /IDE drive runs weird during large file copy Forum USB 2.0 to IDE Drive - frequently corrupts drive . EVent ID .. Forum Intel USB 3.0 Ports Not Working On Asus P 8 Z77-V-PRO Forum USB Flash Drive is write protected and shows up as unknown on Disk Management. H Forum New MOBO old HDD WIN 7 ult. 64. Can I repair / recover? Forum Win 8 Pro Yay or nay? Forum Laptop Hard Drive Not Recognized by USB Forum Is it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? Forum Having problems with computer recognizing a drive. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !