Originally posted by chrise12287
does it matter that the hd im trying to hook up is an internal hard drive? does it need to be external for these devices to work or does it not matter
Nope it doesn't matter
. A hard drive is just a hard drive. Whether it be an internal one or external one depends on where you put it (inside the PC or outside).
IDE to USB adapters are made for this. Plus, retail external hard drives you can buy at the stores are just essentially a Hard Drive in an enclosure, thereby making it an external hard drive.
So you can hear the HDD power up then?...Have you tried setting the jumpers to master?
I can't think of anything else
I'm afraid. Usually it's a simple as plug and play when it comes to storage devices with Windows XP (that is of course unless the adapter came with a Windows XP driver).
Okies. Plug everything up again, and go to your Device Manager
, in Control Panel
Can you see the device there anywhere? If not, then can you see any problematic devices?