Should I not be able to partition an external drive using Partition Magic V8 in Win XP and then connect that external drive to a Win 7 PC for that PC to recognise the partitions? Because I have done that and I have run into problems
Formatted external drive on XP machine. Connected to Win 7 PC (which normally starts quickly) and it just hung. Rebooted with external drive disconnected and the Win 7 fired up OK. Connected external drive and it crawled along. Went into Windows Explorer and it could see the drive but the rotating drive icon just kept going on and on. This is a brand new external drive and I will try to format it again with Partition Magic in the XP machine. I have connected another external drive partitioned in XP and using Partition Magic and that is read without difficulty on the Win 7 PC.