Running 2 external hard drives through laptop Tags: Drivers Laptops External Hard Drive Windows XP Last response: July 23, 2011 1:07 AM in Windows XP Share Rich-67 July 22, 2011 5:57:33 AM Hello I need some help here. I am trying to recover information from an external hard drive. There is too much for my laptop so I got myself a Seagate 1tb to put it on but my laptop wont find it. Both hard drives are powered up. I am running windows xp Any advise will be very welcome Thanks Rich More about : running external hard drives laptop AntiZig a b D Laptop July 22, 2011 1:29:02 PM is your Seagate Brand new? Have you formatted it? how old is your laptop? does it have USB 2.0/3.0 controller? if you only have USB 1.2 it will probably take a while for it to recognize such a big HDD. m 0 l Rich-67 July 23, 2011 1:07:42 AM Today it has found it. My lap top is a few years old so i shall assume that was the problem Thanks for the advise m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPermission problem when copying files from hard drive to external drive through laptop Forum Cannot access old laptop hard drive/files through external hard drive enclosure/hookup Forum SolvedUsing External hard drive to play movies through other devices... Forum My external hdd that is an old hard drive from a laptop will not load on my desktop running windows 7 but will on my new lapto Forum Can I put windows xp on an external Hard drive to use on Laptop running windows Forum Using External hard drive to play movies through other devices... Forum SolvedHow to identify usb2 and usb3 external hard drives Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drives not being recognized on HP laptop! Forum Need help ASAP getting 500kbs/sec on data transfer from 2 year old laptop to brand new external hard drive. Forum SolvedHelp Mirroring 2 External Hard Drives Forum Cable to run desktop as external hard drive for laptop Forum movies that are downloaded to my external hard drive won't play all the way through on my HDTV, HELP!!! Forum Solvedhow to make exact copies of 2 external hard drives Forum Can hear external hard drive noise through speakers. Forum SolvedExternal hard drive fine on laptop but all of a sudden not being detected on TV or Xbox Forum Cable a laptop hard drive to run as an external drive Forum Hard drive is detected in BIOS and through external adapter, but is not booting. Forum SolvedWill 2 RAID-0 hard drives run a laptops CD game faster than 1 non RAID drive? Forum SolvedExisting installation vs new running at same time on 2 hard drives Forum SolvedHow do I open an external hard drive that is hooked to my laptop - Windows 8.1 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !