External hdd works on mac but not on windows and tv

 Third123 -
Hello! So my external hard drive still works on mac but it cant be recognized on windows and tv. I tried the steps on forums but it doesn't show up on diskmgmt and I also tried to uninstall the drive. When I connect it to my windows pc and tv, it only turns on its light. I tried formatting it on mac but still the results were the same. What can I do about it? Thanks

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Monday February 1, 2010
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September 1, 2021

Your HDD, once used on a Mac OS will take on Apple's system configuration. You will never be able to use it on Windows. They are totally incompatible.

I've been using the hdd between windows and mac a year and a half then it suddenly stopped working on my windos computer and my tv.