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#1 mike b

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:26 AM

i have a hdd that is formatted with a fat32 filing system (inorder to go back and forth between mac and pc platforms) and my new computer won't recognize the filing system for some reason.

my computer info is in my profile.

if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it.

thanks in advance to anyone who attempts to resolve the conflict.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:33 AM

Is it an external USB drive? Do you get any error messages? Try assigning a letter to the drive.

How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:00 PM

i did all that already, and there's no error messages, but i think i traced the prob to the plug and play manager.

can't resolve it though...

can u tell me how to change the plug and play managers settings?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:10 PM

If that is the problem, you should be able to change it in the bios. but if it is a proprietary system (Dell, Hp, etc.) i don't think you can. What kind is it?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:51 PM

it's gateway originally... i got it through a refurbisher
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:10 AM

What OS are you using and how is the hdd connected?

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:24 AM

windows xp media centre 2005 as stated in my profile.

hd was connected through firewire...
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:19 AM

In Device manager (Start -> Run ->type Devmgmt.msc [enter]), does the HDD show up when you plug it in?
(It should appear under Disk Drives, but also under a category relating to Firewire, and Storage Volumes)

Also, try the following:
Start -> Run ->type cmd [enter]
Type: net start "plug and play"

You should get this output:
C:\Documents and Settings\Tom>net start "Plug and Play"
The requested service has already been started.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.

If not, post back the message you receive (up to and including the NET HELPMSG <<num>>)
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