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External Hard Drive not accessible - device error

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I have an external hard drive case, that I have been using to access a variety of IDE drives via USB for quite some time. I recently attached it to a new computer -- it was detected, installed, recognized as IDE to USB, appears in My Computer/Explorer, even the make of HD noted. When I attempt to open it I get a message stating that it is 'not accessible...... because of an I/O error'.
Message the same for any HD installed in case.
Still works fine on old computer but I am trying to migrate everything to the new system.
Another similar setup for notebook hard drives works on both computers...
'Case' is USB 2.0 as is new computer. Old computer is USB 1.1
'Case' powered by adapter not USB.
All computers running WinXP Home.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!!! :whistling:
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