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My maxtor basic external hard drive keeps flashing and my computer wont recognisw it when i plug it in.can u help because all my work is on it and i cant access it ??????

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    kkk

  • spinnykid Jan 28, 2009

    M ine is connected by USB, i havent tried it on another XP But i can on another Vista...

  • Stephen Medley
    Stephen Medley May 11, 2010

    Welcome to FixYa and my name is Steve. This is an easy problem to solve if you will be my eyes. What is flashing? Are you connecting the external drive with a usb connection or firewire? Do you have another computer to try it on? Are you capable of slaving the external hard drive as an internal drive? Please repost and I will help:) Steve Medley

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I had the same problem. i have moved the data to a second pc , connected the drive under xp (the main pc is vista) and reformated it onder xp and now vista recognise it and putt the data back on.

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