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My Maxtor 120 GB external hard drive is not compatible with windows XP

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  • Wayne Hammond May 11, 2010

    Switch to linux?

    What do you mean it is not compatible? Have you re-formated the drive or is it formated FAT? Did you buy it new or acquire it from someone else?


  • R Green May 11, 2010

    Hi ... can you give me the specifics of the Maxtor drive. Kind, Model , Serial #, etc?

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Most likely you'll need to covert the file system on the Maxtor drive to NTFS

Example command:

CONVERT E: /FS:NTFS

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