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Recommend external hard disk?

Last response: in Storage
November 28, 2012 10:30:01 AM

my 250 gb segate external hard disk does not boot in my windows xp3...please give the solution..
a c 79 G Storage
November 28, 2012 12:45:39 PM

First check that it doesn't just need a drive-letter manually assigning to it:

Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
In the bottom-right panel, find the ribbon which relates to the Passport drive (No name & "RAW" file system).
Right-click and choose Change Drive Letter & Paths.
Click "Add"
Choose a letter.
Click 'OK'.

If assigning drive letter is not possible or makes no difference, the drive may have failed. You can test it with "SeaTools for Windows":

If you need to replace it, I recommend you buy either a Western Digital or Hitachi. I've had several Seagate external drives fail on me in the past 18 months. The other two brands are still working fine.