My HD Computer (running windowsME)would not boot up, said hard drive failure was immenent. Removed it's HD, put that in n external casing that was recognized ME and used USB to connect to another computer running Windows XP, was told this would allow me to access the HD and recover it data. Cannot get my windows XP computer to recognize the external drive. The software for the ex drive says to use fdisk to assign a partion on this computer. Everything I read about fdisk (on the MS Website, looks like it will cause me to loose all data on the hard drive that I am partioning. Does anyone know a safe, yet fairly simple way, to get this external drive into my XP system? Any help would be appreciate, and hope I have posted in the correct forum.