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Hard Drive Not Recognised


I have removed the hard drive from my old pc and inserted into a hard drive enclose.connected it up to my new pc and inserted the driver. Although the hard drive can be seen in device manager, windows is not assigning a drive letter, i am also getting this error message. "This device cannot start. (Code 10)", in devices and printers it shows as "unspecified" status "needs troubleshooting". I have updated drivers and that hasn't worked either. Any suggestions?

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