how to format exterior HDD for WinXP use
by BAD18 - 2/10/13 12:04 PM
I'm helping a friend get her older PC working again after her hard drive crashed. I was able to install a new 250GB HDD and her WinXP operating system.
I couldn't figure out how to get the PC on the internet to install the MS updates. I am working on it at home and I tried an ethernet cable from her PC to my router, but I just didn't know how to make the connection work. I haven't worked with WinXP in years. Before the crash the PC was using the internet from my friends home so she should be able to do the security updates.
I also have an iomega 160GB external HDD I can give her so she can back up her data. It no longer works with my computer that runs Win7. I used it with an older computer. I couldn't just plug and play it, so I think it has to be formatted for use with WinXP and I don't know how to do that.
Any help with getting the external running for her computer will be appreciated.