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My new portable hdd is not getting detected on my xp

Hi i just converted my old laptop hdd into an external hdd. The hard drive worked fine at the vendors computer which had xp but when i used it on my home pc which also has xp it didnt work. There was no sound for usb connect or no popup for usb detected. I have laptop which has vista and it works fine in that pc. Can you please help me with this issue???? and yes i have service pack 2 installed....

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Your USB ports may be version 1.1

You need a USB "Y" cable.
The USB Y cable uses two USB ports on your laptop and the third plugs into the external HDD.

Check RadioShack or maybe the vendor has a USB Y cable.

This will work!

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