Okay, I went out and got myself an enclosure from CompUSA for my drive. I took out the hard drive from the laptop and stuck it in, hooked everything up to my PC using the two USB cords supplied. I turned on my PC and went to My Computer, and although I see the drive(s) there--F: and G:--I cannot access it b/c the computer says that the drive is not formatted. "Format now?" I press no.
Ok If I have this right when you start your mums computer with your hard drive attached
You check inside my computer and it shows your drive as drive F and drive G on her computer.
When you tried to access your drive from DOS it would not read the drive F did you also try to read Drive G ?
Also What operating system is on your mums computer is it XP or is it something else like 98 or Me.
Did you jumper your drive to be a slave drive (to be honest since it is via usb I am not 100% sure)
But when you hook a drive into a case you have to jumper the main drive as a master with slave and the other as a slave. Since it is showing up in my computer as F & G it should be ok.
So please see if you can read G if you have not tried that yet.
Edited by peterm, 30 November 2006 - 01:48 AM.