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I need to download driver for Windows XP Professional for Acomdata PureDrive Model 761 (external hard drive). Please help!

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That drive should not need a driver for XP. The driver is for 98se only. XP will automatically install a generic driver and allow access to the drive.

Should the drive not come up automatically in XP, check to see if you have a bad usb port (by plugging in to another) and if this fails check with the vendor, as you may have a defective unit.

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Have you tried taking the files off of the drive and repartitioning and reformatting the drive?
How is the drive formatted? Fat? Fat32 or HPFS? What version of Mac OS are you running? It is possible, depending on the version of the OS and the driver for the OS that it can have problems with drives that have partitions larger than 128 GB. It is also a bios limitation with older systems.
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Also check in the Disk Utility to see how the drive is partitioned and formatted. If it is going to be a Mac only drive, partition and format it as HPFS. If it is a drive that you will use in Windows as well, use Fat 32 and limit the partitions to 128 GB or less.

You could also try a newer version of OS X like Tiger or Leopard. They are both more stable than older versions and have better support for devices.

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