Okay so, i bought a maxtor 160 gb hard drive in a comstar case. the hd functioned good for about a month then a little piece in the comstar case fell off and messed it all up, so i extracted the hd from the case and bought an IDE to USB connecter with it's own power source. now the hard drive 'was' filled with around 60 gigs of data and just a couple days ago, it stopped showing up in My Computer. after reading a fairly extensive thread in this board about this problem. i read that the problem might be that i didnt format/partition my hd. soooo, being quick to want to fix the problem, i went into my device manager. i unmade the drive a partition and attempted the partition wizard. i tried this, assigned it a letter that wasnt mapped. but it says that the device is not enabled, it then prompts me to restart my computer to fix this problem. This does not work. i restart and try to fix it but it doesnt. it detects that i have a maxtor hd in my 'safely remove hardware' wizard and it tells me its working properly... but it just doesnt show up. ive tried just about everything i can, i need to come to you guys for help now, any ideas?