external hdd

  niceguy_uk 09:59 11 Jun 2007

I have just bought a new laptop with vista. I am trying to open the old xp external hard drive and it won't open?
Please help.

  Quiet Life 11:55 11 Jun 2007

Windows is deigned not to run from external drives.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:17 11 Jun 2007

1. make sure external drive is set as master (if in an enclosure)

2. Does the found new hardware come up when you plug in the drive? (see 1)

  niceguy_uk 13:03 11 Jun 2007

no it doesnt show up as new hardware. How do i know if its set on master?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:07 11 Jun 2007

click here

there will be a drawing on the drive giving the options of where to place the jumper across the pins for setting master and slave.

  niceguy_uk 13:14 11 Jun 2007

thank you, but do you think its going load onto my vista OS?

  Quiet Life 13:54 11 Jun 2007

If you can open the harddrive as fruitbat has indicated then transferrring files by either the Wizard or drag and drop will be no problem.
You will however not be able to run XP

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