Oldest Newest Sorting replies That has always worked for me. At that point the user can either access their information from now on this way or it will allow you to transfer their information of the hard drive onto another one and then wipe it and reformat the drive. Please enter a reply. I can only assume the tech spec on the newer drives don’t support xp – thanks for your time wee eddie. Thank you Aitchbee – will take a look. I am trying to open my external hard drive that was a backup hard drive on another computer and it will not let me.
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I have freed up the next drive letter after the CD ROM drive and still, the device does not get mapped to a letter. Since this is occurring with more than one product, I’d suspect there is a problem with your OS install, but there may be a patch available from the manufacturerer of the device which takes care of this problem. Which isincompatible with XP. Please enter a reply. We’ll send you an windows xp external hard drive containing your password. Right-click the area of an unassigned drive windows xp external hard drive select “Change Drive Letter and path” and then either select an unassigned drive letter, or specify a path or specify an empty path on an existing hard drive to have the drive mounted as a subdirectory of the existing hard drive.
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Most likely, a network drive has already been assigned the drive letter that Windows would have windows xp external hard drive the USB drive; the result is no drive letter assignment, and it looks like the drive was not recognized. If so, please see Answer ID I have been using a 3 year old 3gb Seagate drive on same XP desktop almost daily with no problems. To cestanley, X you checked with the support pages of the windows xp external hard drive you are working with or talked to their tech support?
It usually comes from the factory as fat16 or fat The devicce does not show up in Disk Manager and there for is not mapped to extrrnal drive letter.
Thanks for the update Forum Editor – much appreciated. We’ll let you know when a new response is added. Deive password has been sent to: It might also be helpful to have a read through this from Seagate’s FAQs. Right-click on the black bar to see a menu of available options. Does your existing 3TB have more than 1 Partition on windows xp external hard drive
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To applify the above, this behavior occurs if you map a network drive to the first available drive letter after the drive letters for the local volumes and CD-ROM drives.
It should then find it again and you can load all the info. Still on that theme: Forgot Exyernal No problem!
Changing the drive letter may work and that has worked in the past. Reformatting the drive will erase the pre-loaded software, if it is not possible to save the software that came with the drive, it can be found in the Downloads Library under each specific drive’s page.
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I realise I need to update to windows 10 but I’m out of work and funds are tight Any ideas please? That is not the problem here.
That has always worked winvows me. To prevent this issue from occurring, when you map a network drive, assign the highest available drive letter to the mapped network drive. Start a thread and discuss today’s topics with top experts.
This causes a collision with the existing mapped network drive. How to initialize or write a signature to a secondary hard drive or Solid State drive in Windows 7, Vista, XP for more information.
Windows XP won’t recognize External HDD
Please enter an answer. First of all don’t ever exteenal when it says “The device is working properly” my friend, secondly connect it to another pc and make sure its not damaged or not and then try using a USB 3.
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