Windows XP can’t recognize FAT32 DriveLocked
I am trying to back up my friends Compaq computer via USB drive, preparing to upgrade to XP. The Compaq is running Windows ME. Its hard drive is a Maxtor 30Gb(I think), running in FAT32. My USB drive, is formatted for my laptop running XP Home Edition, NTFS. The Compaq doesn’t acknowledge the USB drive in any way, I have tried installing the drivers for the USB Drive, it still doesn’t work. I know that the drive setup(my normal hard drive) is operational since it works with no hassles on my laptop.
I have also tried removing the Hard Drive from the Compaq and installing it in the external case and attaching it to my laptop. I have tried the jumper in all possible positions. The laptop doesn’t acknowledge the USB drive.
I am wondering if the issue is in the difference in the file format. Is there some way to back up the Compaq drive with out reformatting the USB Drive to match? Or is it something else that is making the computer not recognize the drive?