| 9:39 am on Aug 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld Wendy_Potts.
Do you happen to have the Windows Firewall active on the laptop and/or desktop? I would suggest that you turn that off while you're attempting to network these machines.
Do both machines belong to the same workgroup? How are you connecting the machines? Do you have a router or switch?
| 7:12 pm on Aug 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the suggestion Bill but, yes I did turn the firewall off. Also I am not networking the two machines. I removed the laptop hard drive, placed it into an external case and connected it to my desk top via USB.
| 1:24 am on Aug 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Is the drive partitioned? Could you move the data to the visible part of the drive and transfer it that way?
How is the drive formatted? NTFS? FAT?
| 6:16 am on Aug 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Both drives are formatted NTSF. I can see the "D" drive information on my lap top hard drive when I connect it to my desk top. I can not see the "C" drive or main area of my laptop hard drive. My laptop does not function well enough to be able to handle moving files at all. Thus the removal of my laptop hard drive and connecting it to my desk top. I need to know if my laptop hard drive has a security toggle that needs to be triggered before another computer can see its contents. I think
| 7:33 am on Aug 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
So you're saying that the HDD in the USB enclosure is partitioned into 2 separate areas, both formatted with NTFS?
Can you see the disk in Disk Management? It's possible you need to allocate the "missing" partition a drive letter for it to become available.
|I need to know if my laptop hard drive has a security toggle that needs to be triggered before another computer can see its contents. I think |
Did you have permissions or security set on the OS partition when it was in your laptop? Did you encrypt the folders of the drive?
| 2:22 pm on Aug 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Yes, all of the hard drive and partitions are NTSF.
The HDD in the USB enclosure is partitioned.
The desk top only makes the partitioned portion available allocating it a drive letter "K".
I do not know how to allocate a drive letter to the main portion of the HDD if I do not see it.
I did not encrypt any files.
What permissions do I need to address in the OS. I can replace the HDD into my laptop and make any adjustments.
| 12:18 am on Aug 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I don't have a copy of XP Home handy, but in XP Pro go here:
Control Panel ¦ Administrative Tools ¦ Computer Management ¦ Disk Management
That's where you can assign a disk letter to a drive.