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Non recognition of Maxtor external hard drive to Drive F

I have a Samsung P28 laptop which will not recognise the Maxtor external hard drive when connected. I wish to make a complete backup of my existing hard drive - hence the purchase of the external hard drive. Any suggestions please?.

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Have you checked the externals power suppy and usb leads, aslo have you tried it on another machine to see if that picks it up?

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