so i went out an bought an 80gig external hard disk (drive?)… plugged it in to my less than a year old laptop and the thing doesn’t work. windows XP recognizes it… tells me new hardware was found and ready to use… then I go to My COmputer… click on it’s icon (in my case it ends up being G: drive) but it tells me to insert a disk. :s
I tried right clicking on it and selecting the format option but it won’t do it.