I cannot access any of my files on a Western Digital 1TB My Passport hard drive on my Windows XP computer! It does not show up in "My Computer" despite the fact that the drivers were indeed installed!
When I go into Disk Management, it does list the drive albeit as "GPT Protective Partition". It will not let me assign a drive letter to the drive.
The external hard drive works flawlessly on all other computers except this one. I use this drive on several Windows 7 desktops and laptops, on a Windows 10 desktop, and my mother's Windows 8 laptop. I have no problem reading or accessing files on those computers.
It is only Windows XP that says GPT Protective Partition.
I googled GPT Protective Partition and only results pertaining to corrupted hard drives showed which is obviously not the case because the drive works everywhere else on all other computers!