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Maxtor personal storage 3200 200 GB hard-drive does not show up in my computer

One user (Colin S.) posted this problem, and i have the same problem. however, the solution provided did not work. "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?"

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    This is a logical disk manager problem

    Seagate has a software resolve and it is $129.00

    This is extortion from seagate to get your data back

    there is a link on segates web site to download a demo

    program that gives you the ability to see all your files

    the problem is with the software on the drive not your computer

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The volume partition may be failing. So your machine can see the drive but you still cannot read or write to it. I would open it and extract the drive, to eliminate whether the drive and / or enclosure is at fault.

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