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Im a diddy

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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

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Glad your sorted, thanks for the feed back.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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external power supply or powered from USB port?

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

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Im a diddy

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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!

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