Here's the situation: Hard Drive: Western Digital OS: Win XP NTFS Is this a mounting problem?? If so.. how do I mount the drive? Original problem is that the pc wont start on boot. I pulled out the drive and put it into an external enclosure and connected it to my other pc vis USB. The drive powered up; began spinning; no strange noises etc. The pc recognizes the connection of a USB device but it does not show on the computer other than the device manager. According to the device manager, the device is working properly and make and model is correct. Yes, this is where you tell me to reformat but I need the data! Part of my thesis that didnt make it to the backup drive!!!!! I would appreciate any suggestions you have! Thanks!