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Maxtor 200 gb external will not show up in my computer after numerous installs

I have a Maxtor 200 gb hard driveand i installed all of the software etc, but, it still doesn't show up in my computer. Is it because i am using windows vista home basic can anyone help?

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    mark May 11, 2010

    did you use the driver disk or did you let it automatically get the computer to run the setup for itself...




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For Vista you don't need any driver for this, it should recognize and install automatically.
Did you check the device manager to see if the disk is recognized in the device list?

Next step is to check the Disk Manager (right-click My Computer, select Manage and then select disk management), and see if the disk already has a partition and has been formatted. If not, then it will not show up in "My Computer" with a drive letter yet.

Some details on external hard disk troubleshooting might also help.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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