You'll need to run an OS that supports USB.
I bought 2 external drives 1 is enclosed 40gb and the
other is a flash drive.Neither of the drives are formated as far as I know.The manuals that came with both drives say they both need to be formated so I tried to format them from a floppy disk in drive a: and it says improper version of fomat command. This is win xp by the way. When they are connected to the computer they show up with a drive letter but when I
click on the drive it says "please insert disk in drive". Now I'm really confused because the drives are enclosed and removable not floppy drives!!
can anyone help?