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XP won't recognize Simpletech Pininfarina 60 GB external hard dr

I've had this external hard drive for a few years but haven't tried to set it up until today. I've lost software that apparently came with it. My Windows XP doesn't open or run it. Do I need to find a driver? Can I find one free or must I buy another copy of what I once had? How do I go about finding the proper driver, if that's indeed what I need. Red and blue lights seem responsive on the hard drive model number SP U25/60
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Make sure you are plugged into a USB2 port and not a low speed port.
You can Bing the device name and more than likely find the drivers at the origanial manf.
Try removing all other external devices before installing the new one.
Re-boot the unit with all disconnected.
After the until has setteled down, plug in your USB drive in the USB2 Port and see if the operating system see's the new installation.
If it is see correctly, then you can install your other devices.
Hope this helps you.
P.S. you may want to look at the jumper setting on the USB drive and set them to default.

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