external hard drive

  Im a diddy 19 Nov 12
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hi,My external drive is fine on two windows seven laptops but when i connect to daughters xp netbook it says needs to be formatted?any ideas

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19 Nov 12

external power supply or powered from USB port?

some older laptops had underpowered USB ports that struggled to run a large external drive.

  Im a diddy 19 Nov 12

thanks managed to get to the bottom of it,the file system on external hard drive is exfat,xp doesnt recognise file system,update file from microsoft and all is good!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19 Nov 12

Glad your sorted, thanks for the feed back.

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