I just bought a USB IDE External box and plugged it into windows 7 pc.
I had two old laptop hard drives that i wanted to recover files from.
One opened up straight away the other says it needs to be formatted when i plug it in.
Windows 7 is 64bit Home Premium
"You need to format the disk in drive J: before you can use it"
Then it says that the file system is not recognized
"J:\ is not accessible.
The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted."