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by tgothier / February 16, 2008 2:50 AM PST

Well, it's that time of the year to format and redo for me. My usual back up drive is a WD Passport USB 80GB drive, I use it constantly. Today I was dumb and formatted it and tried to install Leopard on it and couldn't get it running. So after that I try to go back into Windows and format it so I can use it as a backup again and it didn't show up in my computer. I did the obvious and replugged it in and got an unknown device what ever, so I told it to look for drives but it couldn't find any. At this point I'm freaking out, so I pull up device manager and see the unknown device, but it's also under Disk Drives, working properly. I then plugged it into my XP desktop, works like a charm, shows up, works fine, read/write/copy, everything, so no problems with the drive. I think I've cornered it to a driver problem in Windows, and don't know what to do now. Anyone have an idea?

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Tell us which Apple computer this is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 2:55 AM PST
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Installing Windows on your Mac requires a special procedure and only certain versions will install.

If this is a PC then this post is heeded to be locked since we can't discuss pirated material.

Bob

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by tgothier / February 16, 2008 3:41 AM PST

No, I have Windows under Bootcamp on my Mac. I was using the drive with Time Machine AND to backup files from Vista.

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Ok, for this you want to post in our Mac OS forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 4:06 AM PST
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