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Laptop VISTA basic will not recognize 3.5" Nexxtech enclosure as mass storage device

I have pc that the power supply crapped out. I thought the quickest fix would be to buy a HD enclosure (Nexxtech) and pull the HD out of my pc. When I connected everything up to my laptop it only recognizes it as a USB mass storage device....how do I fix this???

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Run diskmgmt.msc there it will show all disk drives. if it detects usb mass storage and the hd is not showing. soulds liek hd is bad or jumper set wrong

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