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Maxtor 3200 usb personal storage

This device is not recognised by my system. is there anything i can do or do i need a different drive My PC does not recognize my maxtor and I have code 10 when trying to reinstall the driver

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  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    Same problem. Has been working great for over a year and all of a sudden I get the Code 10-this device cannot start. Won't download drivers. Help!

  • blogasnoff Sep 30, 2008

    i bought a maxtor external hard drive (400GB) about a year ago. and it worked fine on my mac till today when it suddenly froze when uploading some photos to it.  and freezes my whole laptop every time i plug it in.  i know my stuff is still on it, but i can't access it. 


  • calliecat Oct 19, 2008

    My Maxtor 3200 80 gig external hard drive is no longer recognized, and I get the error 10 in Device Manager.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I'm having same problem. Have had 3200 for 2 years. Moved it to an older HP computer and it worked fine until about 2 weeks ago.

  • fennie77 Feb 14, 2009

    PC cannot recognize/detact the external hard drive when usb was plugged in

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Yeah. My kid unplugged the drive before it was ready. Now I can't get it to recognize anything. I have SO MUCH stuff I need on that hard drive. Arghhhh!

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i plug my drive in( same as yours) i can't view it in my computer but it is there in the device manager

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    Same problem. Unplugged it a few times or accidentally before it was ready and now just dies and isnt recognizable at random. Help!

  • sneedy Apr 26, 2009

    It WAS the power cord! I just happened to have another, newer Maxtor drive and used that cord, et voila! It's working. Thanks!

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Like many others, I had problems with the drive and tried some obvious solutions like swapping the old USB cable with a new one, trying different computers with XP, Vista, etc. and nothing worked. One solution I found was to open the HD case and swap the drive into a spare bay on your PC tower. I didn't want to go there since the case is very hard to open and I didn't want the hassle. So, the solution I tried was to replace the power supply. I saw this solution a few times in some forums so I figured to give it a try. I Googled the exact specs and found a comparable power supply at 12V Adapters (Aurora CO). It is not a Maxtor supply but I figured as long as the output was correct it may work. Just got the adapter today, plugged in the HD, and YES, IT POWERS UP and the XP at my work recognizes the drive! Now I have all my files available and accessible. Good luck to all, I hope this works for you. By the way, one lesson learned: BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP! Drives are so cheap now there is no reason not to (except for being lazy)!

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