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I have a maxtor basics desktop hard drive and when i plug it in and connect the usb the pc does not recognize it... what's wrong?

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Are you attempting to detect new hardware? A lot of times you need to go into the control panel and run the hardware detection wizard.

Alternatively, you can check Maxtor's website and see if a special driver is needed, and install that, then detect hardware.

The last solution I have is to leave it plugged in and reboot your computer. Windows will do an auto detect upon log in, and might be able to find it that way.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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