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Old 09-15-2009, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FAT32 Harddrive not detected

Ok, so I formatted my friends harddrive to FAT32. At first it was working on both Mac OSx and Windows XP. But no windows XP does not detect it, but my MacBook does.

I googled the problem and what I got was to get drivers and stuff like that and that my enclosure may be defective, but once again, my macbook can detect it just find, but windows xp does not. It has the sound when you plug in a usb and take it out, but it does not show up under "My Computer."

Any Ideas and solutions would be great.
Thank you in advance.


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Default Re: FAT32 Harddrive not detected

Go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management

and see if it's listed. You may only need to assign it a Drive Letter if your lucky
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