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External drive not being accessible from Vista Home Premium x64

Hello! I hope someone can help me.

I have a Seagate hard drive from my old computer - just built a new one. Drive worked fine in old case, and I need to transfer pix, music, tax data, etc.

Vista is not assigning a drive letter to it.

When I first plug in the external drive enclosure's USB cord to any USB port, device manager sometimes lists a USB mass device for a few seconds, then it disappears.

Enclosure: XION, feel drive spinning, both green and red lights stay on

Tried different USB cords

Drive is Seagate U6, Model ST360020A, 60 GB, jumpers set to "slave" as per hard drive manual/label.

I can't run diagnostics on the drive if it isn't recognized, can I? The OS on external/old drive is XP.

TIA for your help.

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Format  the external drive,and try again,,,,,,

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