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Smartdisk firelite won't be recognized on desktop-will on laptop

My smartdisk FireLite (model FwfL100n) portable works on my sony laptop but not on my dell desktop-it lights up, says device can be removed(names device) but doesn't show on my computer as being available (to write to or retrieve info). can anyone help? Thanks

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  • Lyd Rob Aug 01, 2007

    not sure how to reformat hard drive (external) am working on a dell xps-windows xp version 2002
    sony is xp too--but probably 2005
    thaks so much for helping

  • baconcow Jan 08, 2009

    Will work on Windows XP (32-bit) notebook (Dell Latitude D620/30) but not on my Windows XP 32-bit desktop-based notebook (Clevo D901C). I also run WIndows 64-bit Vista on my Clevo, and it will not work there either. The light turns on and the disk clicks, but that's it.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the portable hard disk is now unreadable by my computer? How can I fix this problem?

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You have not said what system your computers are wroking under I would think your Sony is XP/2000 But the Dell is Win 98 - An I right? IF this is the case it means the drive has been formatted to NTFS which be read only on XO/2000 machines. The thing to do here is to load all your filed onto the Sony Then refomat to 32 bit - this makes a universal device but your Dell if I am right will not see the lappies stuff Come back with more detail

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