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External hdd problems

I took out the hdd from my old dell latitude cpi laptop and had it converted to an external hdd(not much since it can only store up to almost 4gb)but not a problem i said, just to have an added storage device.
problem, my new laptop, a satellite a135-s4427 can't read it(its running on vista home)...

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Re: external hdd problems

Thats why !! vista is still too buggy you shoulda stuck with xp for another year i dont have any other soulution since ive never gone in depth with vista so try re-formatting the hdd to 98se but prefferably XP it might work then

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