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Not detected by My Computer

The Maxtor drive shows up under "Disk drives" in the Device Manager and according to the status is working properly. However I cannot access the drive as it does not show up in My Computer. I have uninstalled and installed in device manager but it makes no difference. Habe also disabled/enabled but to no effect. Can anyone suggest a solution? Thank you

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Re: Not detected by My Computer

Go into Control Panel go into 'Administrative Tools', double click 'Computer Management' click on 'Disk Management'. Do you see the hard drive?? Right click on the drive and select 'Format'. If this didn't help, write back and we'll find another way.

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Ensure that the data cable is working properly.

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Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.

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If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.

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