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Two yr old fantom titanium 80g. not being recognized by computer. not even firing up. running windows xp OS.

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  • steenas Oct 30, 2010

    I have Fantom Drives Titanium 250GB i am not able to formate it i am using XP sp2
    if there any answer for me plz mail me complicated.desire@yahoo.com

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Hope this helps

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