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Maxtor 3100 will not work on Desktop with Windows XP Home version

I have been using a Maxtor 3100 External Hard drive with USB Connection. It was working on My Dedsktop which had Windows XP Professional. due to another p;roblem, I reloaded Windows XP Home version. when I plug in the external Drive, the sydtem says that it detected a new Hardware (it also signals through a sound) but I am unable to see any files displayed. The same External Hard Drive works perfectly on my Laptop which has Windows XP Professional. What is missing that I am unable to use the Mator drive on my Dedsktop with windows XP Home verion? Can I load the driver from Maxtor?

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  • ihturam Oct 20, 2008

    How can I contact you and talk through my problem? Telephone number please?

  • bbrot50 Oct 30, 2008

    my computer does not recognize drive anymore

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    "When I plug in the external Drive, the system says that it detected a
    new Hardware (it also signals through a sound) but I am unable to see
    any files displayed."

    Same here


  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    that is a good idea...

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Actually telephone numbers are not available through this service...perhaps you will consider a premium or chat investment of your resources.

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