I recently Purchased a WD10EARS for use in an external HDD enclosure. My gaming PC running windows 7 was able to view and create partitions fine, however my main computer (laptop running XP) cannot access the drive. It is able to view it in the Disk Management window but I am unable to create or even access any options relating to the disk. I only intend to use it as a backup to store all the stuff that is clogging up my laptop. I have tried formatting it as both NTFS and exFAT (updated XP to recognise it (supposedly)) using my gaming PC but to no avail... I really do not know what to try next.