Well I tried it in another computer.
Still no go.
Windows see the new hardware (disk drive), installs it, then says it ready to use.
But still no drive letter, and no way to access it (that I know of).
Dang drive just might be bad I guess, or something wrong with the external enclouser.
I was thinking of trying what you just said wol-va-rine.
Maybe when I'm bored
Thanks for all you help