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Old 10-20-2005, 09:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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OK. I will try and post back.
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Still the same... nothing happens.
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have you actually searched for winxp drivers by make and model for the hdd?
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I will do...

But isn't that the same as the drivers that come on the disc?
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Ok

It could be USB 2 not usb 1
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download a linux mini-distro live-cd. boot it up and see if that can detect the hdd it could be the computer at fault rather than the software
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it should work regaurdless of USB versions, If you have USB 1.1 on the computer and USB 2.0 on the device all its going to do is have a slower data transfer rate,try and reformat it on your 98 machine to NTFS if it isnt already. Is this a hard drive in an enclosure or is it a store bought external hard drive?
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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When you plug it in the USB port, do you hear the Windows XP "found device" noise? Does it say, "USB device not recognized"?

Does it have any buttons, on/off switch? My external WD drive has three front buttons, one is the on/off switch and two are some backup buttons. Nothing happens until I turn it on.

What brand is this?

Is there an activity light at alll on the hard drive, when does it flicker?
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:55 AM   #19 (permalink)
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The disk is compatible with both usb2 and USB 1.1.

What is a Linux mini-distro live-cd? I’m pretty sure it’s the fault of the computer, as the drive works on my old 98 computer.

I have already formatted it on my 98...

Um... I think its store bought. But I do know that it comes with a hard external casing. For portable ease.

Actually, every now and then when I pull the drive out it makes that sound... and I have got it to the stage where it says the device is installed but need to reboot. So I do so, but still nothing.

It has no buttons or switches.

There is a power light on the drive. Which should flicker when using or copying or transferring data. It remains as a steady blue light when plugged into my Xp.
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