My Computer doesn't recognize external USB hard drive, however it does show up in Device Manager- both under disk drives as a USB device, and under USB controllers as a mass storage device.
A different laptop I have, also running XP, does recognize it, however and I was able to initialize and format the new drive using that laptop.
I am trying to use the external drive to clone the drive on the problem laptop because its drive is full and the external drive is much bigger and I don't want to have to back up all my data and do a complete install of XP and all my programs on the new
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