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Philips external hard drive 250GB

When I connect my Philips external hard drive to my laptops USB I get a message saying the USB was not recognized. The hard drive was working before. I also tryed to connect to other laptop, but still the same result.

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What version of windows are using?.... if it is XP have you installed sp2?

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