Problems connecting 3.5" WD1000bb HDD to new laptop via USB connector

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Hello All,

  Just got a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000), and I'm trying to connect
my Western Digital hard drive from my old desktop to the laptop via a
generic USB 3.5" converter, and it's not working.  The converter
recognizes the drive, but when I connect it to the computer via the USB
cable, the light goes from green to orange.  When I look in the device
manager, it sees the USB Mass Storage Device, but it has an error (code
10: the device cannot start).

  I tried the converter with another HDD (not a western digital), and
it worked just fine.

Any suggestions as to how I can fix it?  I've scoured the net and the
WD website, but can't find any answers/updated drivers.

Thanks for the help!


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