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So I got this new computer for work.
And i need to use the usb drive to input my external hard drive (a wd passport one)

And I have the mouse in the usb drive, So I KNOW IT DOES WORK.

It doesn't work for the wd passport o.o

The wd passport turns on (blue light)
but then the computer doesn't register it.
And then I hear clicking noises.... coming from the wd passport o.o

The computer is a dell latitude xp.
fine condition, tons of memory.
I have no idea why it isn't working.

Please help me out!
thanks in advance!:pray:
 

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First off, what OS is the laptop running? XP, I assume. Also, did the external harddrive come with an installation disk? Third, plug the hard drive in and check the device manager. To do this in XP:
1.) Right click "My Computer"
2.) Click "Properties"
3.) Click the tab labeled "Hardware"
4.) Click "Device Manager"
5.) Check if there are any devices listed in the category "Unsupported Devices" when the external HDD is connected
 

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Any red or yellow marks in that Device Manager? Is there an entry that has the words "Enhanced" in your USB area after you open the little + sign with a right click?
 
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