off th etop of my head, yes,but it could always be something else , thing is, it worked great before you partitioned it correct, what device did you used to connect it to the laptop ,or did you install inside the alptop .
I cant say anything for positive unless I had in my hands and tested it with divices I have at my disposal,sorry
yes I under stand that ,by using ultimate boot disk you can check the harddrive in ubcd see the drive and you can try to repartition and format the disk so that windows will be able to see the drive . ubcd info
Ubuntu is the solution. I switched my ubuntu OS on and pluggged the HD into my laptop. I could manage it easily hopfully. I will be doing it tonight. Thanks guys for the links as I will use them in the future.