Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist. With the drive connected to your XP machine, check that it is identified in Disk Management. Click Start>>Run. In the Run box type: diskmgmt.msc and click OK
When the window opens you should see it listed. Your hard drive will be Disk 0 so the Samsung will be Disk 1 or above. You'll be able to tell from the size listed.
You'll need to delete the partition on the drive and then reformat it NTFS so that Windows will recognize it.
This will delete any data on the drive.
Is there anything on it you want to save?
In the Disk Management window, on the lower part of the screen where you see the column on the left that lists the Drive numbers.
Right click on the area to the right of your drive number and Delete Volume
The area in that space should now show as Unallocated
Once that's done right click on the Unallocated area and start the disk wizard
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Hi. Just following up to check that the hard drive is still working for you?
Hi. When the drive is plugged in to the computer does it show up in Disk Management?