I just got a IDE to USB adapter, and it seems to be working except for one annoying issue. The drive that I'm connecting doesn't appear in My Computer.
my hard drives are at my apartment and I'm at my parents house so I haven't been able to test it with hard drives yet, but I've got an old CD-RW connected at the moment.
the computer recognizes that new hardware is attached and installed the default drivers.
anydvd even recognizes the disc that's inside the drive and adds an extra tab. I can play the disc from my media player...I just can't get the darn thing to show up anywhere where I can access the contents.
I plan on using the adapter mainly for hard drives, and a hard drive is rather useless if I can't access the folders themselves. any advice on how to get this sucker to come up in My Computer? Am I missing a setting or something?
Things I've checked/tried:
jumper is set to master...not sure if that matters
Nothing has any yellow exclamation marks in the Device Manager
Tried uninstalling the device in device manager and rebooting
tried manually "adding new hardware" but it claims the device is already working properly
Tried different USB ports on the front and back of my computer