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Seagate 80 GB laptop hard drive not appearing in My Computer

I have recently purchased a Seagate 80 GB Laptop external drive in a 2.5" USB casing. This is recognised by my Lenovo laptop with VISTA HOME and working perfectly. But when I am trying it in my desktop (WIN 98 SE) the computer hangs even after loading the required drivers. It is also not appearing in another laptop with WIN XP Prof SP II. What should I do to overcome this problem?

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Re: Seagate 80 GB laptop hard drive not appearing in My...

I suggest u to re instal u r

remember- dont keep 2 operating system on u r hardisk man

dont forget to tell me u r problem solved or not
best regards & best of luck..

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