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SOURCE: I purchased external drive from
Does the drive work when you plug it into a different computer? If it doesn't work with any computer you try, it may just be a bad drive.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
SOURCE: Hard drive driver problem
It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.
Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on May 04, 2008
Why not use the Vista disc to format the drive. At the bottom of the Install screen after the License Agreement you should see Drive Options (Advanced) where you can select the partition. You may have to create the partition using the New option, but formatting is automatic with the Vista install. If you are not able to do this something may not be correct with the drive setup - either jumpers or BIOS settings.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
ur vista version has a problem with usb portable devices so either u have to upgrade ur vista to the latest on or install windows 7 or down grade ur laptop and install windows xp
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
Just a guess. Your description says CD-RW which would suggest that it will not record to DVD. In fact a quick check of the spec for CW-8124 says it is a CD recorder/rewriter and DVD-Rom (i.e. player).
Apple did this for quite a long time, you only got the DVD recorder (Superdrive in Apple talk) in the more expensive models or in the build-to-order models.
Now you get DVD recording in all the models.
Easiest option is to buy an external recorder. (You could if you felt the urge, open the mini up and fit a new drive.)
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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