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Error message on install

I have a Micro Solutions Model 501200 200GB external hard drive that is installed on an older computer using Windows 98 with no problems. I now want to install it on another coputer using Windows Vista but I get an error message; "Drive error" after using the installation disk at the point of continuing set-up. Everything seems okay until I click next after plugging it in. After plugging in drive F comes up.
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    There is no need to use the installation disk... just plug in the drive and as you see f: drive comes up.
  2. Best answer selected by edcojo.
  3. Still cannot access drive, drive error still comes up.
  4. Is there data on the drive that you want? No other error just "drive error"?
  5. Just drive error. I have appraisal files on the external HD
  6. I forgot to mention "drive not present" appears on the icon at the bottom right after plugging in as well
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