I'm not sure if this is a "true" windows on a mac issue but I'm hoping some of you guys can provide some insight I recently built a new computer rig, see the thread here for details. I have win7 installed and things are going ok. Now the issue, I have an external drive formatted to HFS+ that contains backups and data from my MBP. I wanted to move some of my music and other stuff over from that to the new computer. When I hook up the drive to the windows box, it goes notifies me that there's a new device to install, it installs and tells me the device is accessible. I do not see the drive in the file explorer nor do I see it in disk management. The funny thing is when I use bootcamp (on my MBP) the drive is accessible and I can pull (read only) stuff off. I've tried firewire and esata, I'll try USB tonight but I'm hoping I can get some insight. Since window 7 goes through the motion of notifying me of the connection, I don't think its a bad firewire connection, but what are the odds of having two bad connectors (firewire + esata) when all the other ports like usb seem to work. Any suggestions or insight would be appreciated. I'm using a network connection (drives hooked up to the MBP and moving stuff via smb sharing) now to move the stuff over, but I'd like to figure out why this has occurred in the first place.