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Question How To Easily Check If Data On HDD?

Mac29

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I have a good 500GB HDD I thought had W7 and programs. Connected externally via usb to a laptop but drive does not list in Disk Management (W7). Tried booting it as the only HDD in a test bed and drive is recognized but no F8 Adv Startup options (Bios sees it). At some point I read 'not initialized', maybe connected to the test bed.

What's the easiest program for usb that will tell me if any OS & data are on the drive? All my diagnostics are on disc. Additionally, the only usb drives I have to use are pretty small: about 1GB and 256MB.

Thanks,

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