Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Windows 7 and External Windows XP Drive

Posted on 2013-06-24
7
Medium Priority
?
248 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-09
Hi

I have a Maxtor Desktop Basics 1TB drive which works fine with Windows XP however when I connect it to my Windows 7 Ultimate Computer it wants to format it.

Can anyone help me on this one?

I have made it active in Disk Manager and when I scan it via a recovery tool everything is there its just Windows 7 doesn't want to read it ?

Thanks in Advance
0
Comment
Question by:joebro1971
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Ruben Cornejo
ID: 39272516
Hi joe, do you have any password software or utillities presintalled on the drive? If so plug it in your xp machine and disable it, and try again.

Hope this is the case

Ruben
0
 

Author Comment

by:joebro1971
ID: 39272606
No not that I know of - its just a standard installation ......
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Ruben Cornejo
ID: 39272640
Can you check in Event Viewer if you have an event id so we can troubleshoot this problem more precisely

You can find and launch Event Viewer by opening the Control Panel, accessing the System and Security category, selecting the Administrative Tools item, and double-clicking the Event Viewer icon. However, you can also simply click the Start button, type Event in the Start Search box, and press Enter once Event Viewer appears and the top of the results display.

Ruben
0
Easily Design & Build Your Next Website

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to express yourself creatively online, whether it is with a domain, website, or online store. Get started with your free trial today, and when ready, take 10% off your first purchase with offer code 'EXPERTS'.

 

Author Comment

by:joebro1971
ID: 39272904
There seems to no errors referring to usb or hard drive ....
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Ruben Cornejo
ID: 39272993
Did you format your hd in windows xp o use it as it come from the box?

Some times they have preloaded software and it may not be compatible with windows 7, i can see no other cause of the problem.

Maybe do a quick scan in xp

Ruben
0
 

Author Comment

by:joebro1971
ID: 39273028
unfortunately i no longer have a windows xp computer - its funny that it did read it fine all last week but now with no change it wants to format it .....
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Ruben Cornejo earned 1500 total points
ID: 39273074
Sorry to hear that. If it worked ok in this machine then the partition may be damaged, but you can check with maxtor (now seagate) test software, Seatools:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/202435en

Ruben
0

Featured Post

Get 10% Off Your First Squarespace Website

Ready to showcase your work, publish content or promote your business online? With Squarespace’s award-winning templates and 24/7 customer service, getting started is simple. Head to Squarespace.com and use offer code ‘EXPERTS’ to get 10% off your first purchase.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why? It has to do with the way people and computers…
Nuance's PaperPort may display this error message: PaperPort appears to be running Windows XP Compatibility Mode which may result in errors. We recommend disabling Compatibility Mode for the PaprPort.exe program, see Technote 6629. This articl…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

595 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question