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This is a discussion on New HDD external Hard drive Help Needed! within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. HI guys i recintly purchased a 2.5" external hd and case i formatted and patitioned it on a windows xp


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Old 06-14-2007, 01:05 AM   #1
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HI guys i recintly purchased a 2.5" external hd and case i formatted and patitioned it on a windows xp laptop and when i un pluged and pluged it into my vista desktop my desktop pc did not see it.

1) are there compatability issues i need to counter?

2)is it cause i need the nessesary drivers?

3)do i have to in some way make it a removable drive?

i also have a 3.5" external HDD with case and it was also formatted and partitioned on a xp machine yet i can just plag and play. is there some step i missed out that i need to do?

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Old 06-14-2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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I have managed to fix the problem its very strange how i did cant understand how it worked but it did nun the less

as most know a external drive has 3 connecters on the usb cable all i did was
connect one to the card drive one to vista machine and the third one to the laptop.

thanx guys
lol looks like im more of a spammer than some one that askes questions since i solved it my self
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hey guys it seems the only way i can make my vista pc see my external hard drive is to plug it into an xp and the vista pc at the same time can any one tell me how to fix this strange problem
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