Laptop hard drives not recognized on desktop

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Hi,
My laptop died. I bought SATA enclosures to recover the data on the laptop drives and plugged them into a desktop unit. Everything hooks up properly only I cannot access the data on the laptop drives. I can see the drives on a desktop computer, but when I try to open the drives Windows wants to format the SATA enclosed drives.

Laptop was Sony operating in Windows 7 environment.
Desktop is Sony operating in Windows XP environment.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.