why wont my external hard drive work

August 8, 2011 at 19:16:05
Specs: Windows XP
The drive is a 250 GB Sata WD Scorpio... WD2500BEVS

It is connected to the computer via Vantec Sata/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter... CB-ISATAU2. It has its own power plug, so power shouldn't be the issue.

I have an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo running Windows XP. There are no SATA Connectors. It has USB 2.0.

Now, it won't appear under My Computer or in Disk Management. The device appears in Device Manager twice. Once under USB controller as "USB Mass Storage Device", and again under Disk Drives as "USB Device"

Could someone help me out? Thanks in advance

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August 8, 2011 at 22:04:18
What is the history of the 250 SATA drive? Where did it come from? Was it a working hard drive in another system?

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