Hi guys, I have a HP laptop which I have formatted and restored XP to. I backed up all the docs etc onto the external USB drive prior to the format. Now I want to restore the backup I cant. When I plug the drive in it locks the PC and I have to shut the PC down by holding down the power switch, not even ctrl, alt , del works. I have tried the drive on another PC and it is still fine. I have tried other USB ports - the same thing happens. The USB mouse works fine. I have disabled the legacy USB setting in the BIOS but same problem.
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Did you at least install servicepack 1 for XP .... or should i say ... click start .... right click My Computer.....then properties
Here under System you should see the xp installed on your Laptop
USB requires at least Service Pack 1
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