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WD external HD

by bobcat1001 / December 1, 2008 6:51 AM PST

I have a WD 500gb My Book external hard drive that was working properly up until about 3 weeks ago. I have tested it on 2 different computers where it is usually recognized but files are not accesible. I get an i/o error message. These two computers are both running on Windows XP and I have used the HD on both machines before. I tried plugging the HD into a friends lapton running Windows Vista and everything was accesible just as it was in the past. I am convinced the data is alright, but how do I access it on the two computer running XP? Dumb it down if possible, I am bit of a noob.

Andy

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