help with my external hard drive

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  1. Tman47

    Tman47 Active Member

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    okay so i just bought a new 250gb maxtor onetouch 4 mini hard drive.

    i installed the manager software on my xp partition but then when i boot into vista the hard drive doesnt show up. it says right on the back of the package that its vista compatible. is this because i installed in on xp? when i click manage under my computer in vista and then go to disk management it shows up but says its unpartitioned space. but im sure thats incorrect because it works fine in xp.

    so could someone tell me whats wrong? can i not have it working in both OS's?
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    It should work. As long as you didn't install XP ON the hard drive.
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    Tman47 Active Member

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    no i partitioned my hard drive to two drives one for each os,

    but i fixed it. apparently vista wont recognize it if the drive is password protected which it was

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