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320GB WD passport essential works with XP os but not with vista

When i plug my 320GB WD passport essential to a laptop with XP os it works but not on my desktop with Vista os. Please advise me what to do. Thank you.

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Both of my vista machines worked perfectly... i am not using the software that came on the drive. as a mass storage device it works perfectly.

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