I recently discovered my PC to be buggered up with the Conficker worm - unable to access antivirus definitions updates and all - and my solution (foolish though it was) at the time was to put my hard disk in an enclosure, virus-scan it with a healthy and fully secure laptop, back up the files, and format the thing. No problem, it worked fine - but I want to do the same with my slave drive, a Maxtor DiamondMax 16, 120 GB HD, and I can't.
I put it in the enclosure, attach the USB cable, and it appears as new hardware found - Maxtor HD, mass storage device, etc - but I don't get the option to open it up and view files. Not even with "Add New Hardware". I've tried this on both my Vista notebook and my now-functional XP PC, and I'd really like to get at those files.
Any suggestions? Thanks.