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XP won\'t recognize external hard drive with exFAT

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July 30, 2012 2:19:17 PM

I formatted my external hard drive(80 gb) from NTFS to exFAT on my desktop pc (windows 7). I did this to make it readable on my SONY BRAVIA Tv. Now Sony reads it very well, but my Laptop (windows XP) wont. It allots a drive letter to it but when clicked it, it says drive not formatted.
September 24, 2012 11:32:40 AM

shek said:
I formatted my external hard drive(80 gb) from NTFS to exFAT on my desktop pc (windows 7). I did this to make it readable on my SONY BRAVIA Tv. Now Sony reads it very well, but my Laptop (windows XP) wont. It allots a drive letter to it but when clicked it, it says drive not formatted.



Same problem here please help!!!! :o 
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September 24, 2012 10:30:55 PM

shek said:
I formatted my external hard drive(80 gb) from NTFS to exFAT on my desktop pc (windows 7). I did this to make it readable on my SONY BRAVIA Tv. Now Sony reads it very well, but my Laptop (windows XP) wont. It allots a drive letter to it but when clicked it, it says drive not formatted.



Hello, & Welcome to Tom's Hardware!

Don't know which version of Win-XP you have, but you have to have SP-2 or SP-3 installed to read exFat.
Not sure but you may also need the 64bit version to read this file format.

You also need this update for it to work with Win-XP, after installing SP-2 or SP-3
Update for Windows XP (KB955704)
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