Heylo, I’m having trouble with a new hard drive I bought for my home computer running Windows XP. I got a Samsung 120 GB laptop hard drive (model HM120JC) and placed it into a Vantec Nexstar 3 external enclosure. The problem is the disk does not show up in Computer Management for my home computer. I checked by right clicking on My Computer, then Manage. Then I click on Storage>Disk Management. The hard drive does not appear, only the C drive and DVD drive are listed. But when I go to the Control Panel, click Performance & Maintenance, click See Basic info about computer. Followed by choosing the Hardware tab, click Device Manager, then Disk drives, the Samsung drive appears along with my C drive. Also, the Safely Remove Hardware icon appears in the system tray and lists the Samsung drive. The Samsung drive appears there when Display Device component is checked. I can also the select the hard drive so I can stop it. The next day I took the hard drive and enclosure to my work computer. It was recognized by that pc, so I initialized and formatted it there. For some reason my home computer doesn’t see the drive. I think my room mate might have screwed it up, because I was able to initialize and start a format on it but he turned off the computer before that was finished. Any help would be appreciated.