pc wont read hd?

By ronobono
Apr 5, 2007
  1. I have a usb external hd that i bought not to long ago.I know the hd works cause i have already stored a lot of files on it. I reinstalled windows today cuase my computer just had to much crap on it.When I start up my pc now it wont read my external hd.I think its cause its in NTFS format and I read that windows will only read Fat32 format. My question is how can I get my computer to read this hd agian? I cant even see it anywhere to reformat it back to fat32 although i dont really want to do that cause i dont want do lose the data on it. If anyone can help thanx.
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    which OS are u using?
  3. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Windows xp home.also the hd is a 160g western digital usb 2.0
  4. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    problem solved thanx to another site :)
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