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Used maxtors i'm running winxphome and got two hds from friends have bit of a problem with 80gb in that computer not seeing but device manager sees' it and says its ok and also 30gb get mess. saying cannot format system utilitys using have deleted everything i can from but still have flash9 on and still cannot format

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Set the jumpers to the correct position

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A. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
B. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.

1. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
2. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present. (Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
3. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2 of the mother board mount firmly. (you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
4. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive. (you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
5. Power On your computer and press Delete or F2 to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10 save.
6. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
7. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management, so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.

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If you are using Windows as an operation system, you can try to install the HDD manually

Click on the Start button
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If there is no data on it that you want to save, you can also blow away the partition and format it:
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When you were in device manager did you notice if it was enabled? Did you try to force install the hardware somewhere else, or did you try to change what driver was used?

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Did you check the device manager to see if the disk is recognized in the device list?

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You might want to try downloading this fix from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/KB/908673, as your first line of attack.  The problem seems to be within your usb 2.0 hub on your computer.  See if this helps.
Thanks for posting.
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