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Hi, I have a 3 year old Philips iqon. It came with Windows Media centre OS. I later had a virus and had to use the system recovery which created a second operating system for me. This ws working fine until a few months ago, when the computer completely crashed. I had a problem with System32 file which was missing and was no longer able to use system recovery.... I tried numerous different approaches to try and resolve the problem, none of which worked. I ended up having to install a new Ops System. I bought a brand new Operating System: Windows XP Professional and installed it from the CD. However I then needed drivers for my programs to run so I got these off the internet. Until yesterday all was fine.. My problem is, as follows: I have a Seagate Expansion Drive, where I saved all the stuff I had on my old Ops System. I didn't need to use this External Hard DRive since having formatted the disc to install the new Operating System. I tried to use it yesterday, and found that my computer doesn't recognise it. I have gone to the Drive's manufacturer who told me it's a plug n Play and they don't have any drivers for it. They suggester I install am updated chipset driver, which I also did yesterday. HOwever I still can't get the computer to recognise the Drive. Are you able to help?

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  • Susie Rebelo May 28, 2010

    Thanks. I know the device is working properly because it was working with an old computer I have. In addition, it was listed on the device manager but has suddenly disappeared. I've rebooted time and time again and it's still not there. I'm going to try and change the letter and if that doesn't work, I'll come back.

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Yes most USB External drives have native support in Windows XP. If it is not working there may be a problem with the drive or the USB port that you are connecting it to. You might try connecting it to another computer make sure it detects properly.

Also another thing to look at is you may just need to assign it a drive letter. It is possible that the drive letter that it is looking for is already assigned to another device. The link below will help you change the drive letter in Windows XP.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4183994-change_drive_letter_in_windows_xp

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