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When ever try to use TrekStor DataStation External Hard Drive with my desktop PC (Windows XP), it shows error. Device has malfunctioned. On the other hand it works fine with my laptop (Windows XP). Can't understand, what is wrong?

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Well try running install new hard ware! xp is really propritory !!l it doent like to be put on different machines because it wants oem ## an i think it notes ur machine id # an when u move it to different machine it dont work!i move hard drives around from several machines! an it seems if its xp u have to reinstall xp on the new machine!


if its melinum or 2000 u have no problem! xp is a weird animal! well good luck an merry christmas!


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