Finally got my Win7 machine up and stable thanks to the hardware help of these forums. I figured that the easiest way to access my old data was to just turn my old hard drives into external hard drives and pull data off of them so I picked up one of those Thermaltake BlacX devices. Pretty handy. Just plug in a bare drive. Little paranoid at first but pretty convenient otherwise. So i'm able to get it to work for all the drives I had except for the one hard drive with Vista installed on it. I shot an email over to Thermaltake and they told me it was a Windows 7 problem insisting that Windows 7 had issues recognizing external hard drives with operating systems installed on them. Now, I guess my Google-Fu is awful since i'm unable to find any information regarding this and posting on to Microsoft answers got a Microsoft tech telling me it's Thermaltake's problem. So any ideas here? I don't want to have to boot to Ubuntu every time I want to access data on my old drives with operating systems on them.