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Windows 7: Windows XP does not see external disk's partitions from Windows 7


16 Aug 2013   #1

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Windows XP does not see external disk's partitions from Windows 7

G'day everyone

I formatted a 2 TB external hard drive using Windows 7 into four partitions, and started backing up stuff on it from various other computers, but now my Windows XP (Pro, SP3) machine doesn't see the partitions. It sees only 2 TB of unpartitioned space. I partitioned and formatted the drive using Windows 7 HP 64-bit, as four drives of roughly 500 GB, NTFS.

Does anyone know how what I should do to either the drive or to Windows XP? I had no problems backup up data to it from a second machine that also has Windows 7 on it.

The hard drive used to be in a WD MyBook Live, but I found that networked backup is 1/100th the speed of backup via USB 2, so I broke open the MyBook Live case, took the hard drive out of it and simply put it in a spare USB external casing.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Samuel

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