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why windows xp do not accept or recoginze external SATA hard drive ?

why windows xp do not accept or recoginze external SATA hard drive ?
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tcicatelliCommented:
Was there a driver disk that came along with it?  Are you trying to access it as a boot device, or are you not seeing it in XP itself?  Did you plug the device in after you were in XP?  You should plug it in only after XP has booted up.
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rindiCommented:
Do you have an eSata controller in your system?
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tcicatelliCommented:
I'm guessing he's connecting via usb and the controller is built in to the external case.
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PUNKYCommented:
Did you plug power for eSATA drive?
Do you see the drive in Disk Management? If so, right click and select partition, format, assign drive letter, etc.
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Ameerh24Author Commented:
oh yes I am connecting via usb and the controller is built in to the external case
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Ameerh24Author Commented:
I am not seeing it in XP itself .. I do see my HD in Disk Management but the system freezes for short time before I can see it in my Disk Management .. I have formated it .. but I am not seeing it in XP itself ( my computer )  
I was trying to put H:/ into address bar of windows explorer but it give an error saya that NOT Correct Path ..
and I was trying to access folders from bootable program so I  am able to access it's folders ..
So is there any problem in my HD or maybe the external case has a problem ?
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PUNKYCommented:
If you use usb external case for this sata drive, I suggest remove all usb entries in device manager and restart system, and let windows redetects and reinstall drivers. Try that see if it helps.

Also, turn off any power management for the device.
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rindiCommented:
As punky already mentioned, use diskmanagement to assign the drive a driveletter.
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Ameerh24Author Commented:
I've done this so .. I still have the problem
The driver does not appears into my computer ..
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rindiCommented:
If you boot your PC using a knoppix CD, can you access the external Disk? if not, then your USB port of the PC isn't supplying enough power to the external drive.

http://knoppix.net
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