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My desktop won't recognize the harddrive at all. I tested it at my laptop and there it worrks fine. I have installed the USB 2.0 drivers that come with the CD. My op system is Win XP with sp2. Does anybody know what could be the reason?

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  • canan Sep 27, 2007

    The laptop is XP and the drive is formatted in NTFS. The same like my desktop.
    the ext hd is formatted in FAT32.
    so theoretically there should not be a difference.

    My computer is roughly four years old. so a friend told me that i have to maybe update the usb drivers of the motherbord. does that make sense

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Some Hard disk drives are so large that the BIOS can't determine the type of the disk. Older BIOS versions do not recognise newer high capacity storage devices. They can't even measure the capacity of the drive. 1. Try updating the BIOS (If you know how to do it..otherwise go to the manufacturer's website) 2. New external drives are often not partitioned. Partitioning can be done in the Windows Disk Management (right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Manangement). (Make small partitions)

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What system is the laptop? File differences is the ext-hard drive FAT32 or DOS? Therefore XP [NTFS] is not 'seeing' its content. On the XP machine go to start/Control Panel/Admin tools/computer management/storage/removable storage/and check the file type

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