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I am completely out of ideas.

I have 2.5inch HDD from my old laptop, I have tried with 2 different HDD enclosures but my desktop does not recognize it. Not even showing in the disk management or BIOS.

The HDD works fine if I use in a 3.5 inch enclosure with external power.

I have tried 3 different Y USB cables. I have also got a 7 port self powered 2A USB hub.

I have updated my chipset drivers as well.

The problem is with my desktop , the enclosures work fine with my new laptop.

Anything else that I should try?

The drive capacity is 160gb.

Thanks in advance.

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Question one must be "what OS"? – MadHatter Jun 12 '12 at 4:42
oops sorry, its windows 7 64 bit. – fireBand Jun 12 '12 at 4:49

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