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MAXTOR OneTouch 4 Inaccessible

Windows XP for the second time does not recognize my One Touch 4 500GB external drive. It WAS working just fine. The diagnostic says all is well with the drive, but MY COMPUTER registers only a LOCAL DRIVE that cannot be accessed. I cleared the problem once but don't know how I did it. HELPCJ Clemens

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I had same problem.
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