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LiaoGoren

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Ok I have a computer that is probally 4 years old... maybe a little less. It works great for what I need. I have however purchased an external HD.
Now the drive works perfactlly on my laptop, however when I pluged it into my desktop (via usb) it would give the sound that it sees the drive and then the sound that you unplugged something.
SO I figured it was the usb drives, maybe they were not usb 2. Cause if I would leave it plugged in it would make those sounds about every 30secs to a min.
Ok so I went and bought a new usb 2.0 card. Installed it fine, got the drivers and everything else works WONDERFULL on the new card. But alas when I try the external HD ... it STILL does the same time. I am out of ideas... anyone else have any?
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What is the OS of the laptop and of the desktop computer?
Is the HD seen in computer management in the desktop?
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Both have xp sp2
and no its not seen on the desktop but it is on the laptop
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Come on any ideas?
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