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Verbatim 120GB external hard drive

I recently purchase a Verbatim 120GB external hardrive and I backed up a Windows XP home edition computer, and attempted to transfer it over onto a Windows XP professional computer. When I went to My Computer to open the drive, it called itself Removable disk (E:) and when I attemted to open it, presented me with the error message "Please insert a disk into drive E." When I checked under properties, it showed 0 free and used space. Please help.

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  • Borusick Mar 16, 2008

    If I do it, do I loose the data that is already there backed up from another computer?

  • Borusick Mar 16, 2008

    I cannot do it.



    It says REMOVABLE DISK NO MEDIA

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Goto Control Panel, administrative tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, If it pops up a new disk install wizard follow the directions in it. If not then find the new disk that has no partition on it, right click on that drive to create a partition, then right click on the drive to format it, if it hasent done so already.

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    Jason Welsh May 10, 2008

    going back to basics, open my computer first before pluging in the drive. to make sure you know the correct drive letter that appears when you connect the USB drive to the computer. Also this way you can make sure the computer see the drive as being connected to the computer when you plug it in. and not a memory card reader that you may have showing up as drive E. then if it connects make sure that your windows XP professional has Service Pack 2 installed for proper LBA (large block addressing) support. As your XP home addition may have this support, and the XP professional may not. Third possability is that your drive may not be compatable with USB ver 1.1 if your not using a USB 2.0 port to connect the drive. another possable problem is that your USB driver in windows XP is courpt, but this would result in the lack of running any USB device on your computer. Please email me at vicer@comcast.net if you have any specific questions.

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