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Please check that your external HDD is USB 2, and find out whether both use USB 2. Also check the cables.

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Q: My windows xp sp2 home computer does not recognize my usb external hard drive but it accepts my digital camera and usb printer while the drive works great on both my friends and my work PC?
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