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i have a hard drive that was in another computer and i put it in a case to use as an external hard drive. my windows me will only recognize it in the device panel and not in my computer. i know the hard drive is good because i formatted it on another computer with windows xp. does anybody know why i can't access this hard drive with my windows me

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Hello,

How do you have this wired? USB to a case, and inside an IDE drive? Wondering if you have USB / Firewire setup properly, and if inside, if it is an IDE drive, did you change the jumper to make it MASTER?

Christian

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not exactly sure what you mean. its connected by usb 2.0 to a case.

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Did you format the drive in NTFS (right-click drive->properties when hooked up to the Windows XP machine)? If so, then Windows ME cannot read it. You must format it in FAT32.

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Did you format the drive in NTFS (right-click drive->properties when hooked up to the Windows XP machine)? If so, then Windows ME cannot read it. You must format it in FAT32.

hi there, new to all this i`m having the same trouble in regards to my OS not reconising my external hrd drv, but hrd drv was given to me by a friend, we`re not sure how i would go abot reformatting this hrd drv in FAT32, could someone run me through it plz, any help would be much appreciated

thanks


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