external HD USD enclosure
I bought a new HD for my notebook computer and tried to use an external USB enclosure in order to be able to access my old files.
The encolsure didn't work at all - although its lights turned on the computer (both under win98 and XP) didn't even respond to its connection as it should have.
When inside my computer, the drive I used with the external device works fine.
1. Does this mean there is a problem with the enclosure, or can there be a different reason?
2. What should happens when a HD with several partitions is put into such an enclosures - will they appear as different drives under windows, or is there reason to expect problems?