External Hard Drive Not Visible in My Compute

robk - Oct 3, 2008 at 04:18 PM
 KHB - Jan 6, 2009 at 05:07 AM
I have a 250 gig Western Digital External Drive that apparently got initialized by accident on a Mac...when I hook it up via USB to my Windows XP machine, the computer acknowledges that it is installed, but it does NOT show up on My Computer...in device manager it is there, but I cannot access it to reformat and use it with my system...before it accidentally met the Mac, it was installed on the Windows system and working...I am using Windows XP home edition with the service pak...suggestions????

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LAOUINI39 Posts 5 Registration date Thursday October 2, 2008 Status Member Last seen October 3, 2008 1
Oct 3, 2008 at 05:34 PM
What is your windows system used FAT32, NTFS, LUNX
IF your windows system used FAT32 you must changed NTFS.
The same thing for the External Hard Drive
It is FAT32, I assume...change NTFS???...what is that and how do I do it???
have u any inportant data on ur external hard drive???????????????
Coz when u change File system from Fat32 to NTFS then u have to format ur External Hard Drive.........