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I have maxtor one touch 1TB usb drive which was protected. I formated my PC and now the drive is not recognized by XP as well as Vista. it is identified as storage device. how to open it or format it?

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Installed the inf files of your system, also update the drivers of the drive, which comes along with the drive. once it it get recognised for formatting just right clikc on the drive and select format option.

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In a blog (see the link below) on 29 May 2008, William Jones mentions advanced partition management for Macs and PC's

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