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Maxtor External USB Hard Drive not found


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Davidpm

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Hi,
I have an external Maxtor drive. I was trying to load Ubuntu on the drive in order to use it to boot up an old laptop with a failed internal hard drive. i was able to successfully load Ubunutu onto this drive, however, now my Windows XP PC won't detect the drive at all so that I can reformat/repartition the drive to be used in windows again. The drive is powered on and I can feel it spinning. How can I get this drive to be located by Windows XP again?

Thanks!

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XP does not talk to Linux partitions. Go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and rip the partitions out and make new ones.
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thanks for the response.

i tried doing that and i don't see the linux partition at all. I see "Disk 0" which is my C: drive and a "Disk 1" which is my secondary drive that also dual boots to linux. Other then that, just two CD drives.

Is there a way to use some kind of boot CD to find it outside of windows?
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