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

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why windows xp do not accept or recoginze external SATA hard drive ?
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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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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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oh yes I am connecting via usb and the controller is built in to the external case

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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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As punky already mentioned, use diskmanagement to assign the drive a driveletter.

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I've done this so .. I still have the problem
The driver does not appears into my computer ..
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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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