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Other computers dont recognize my Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini

It even won't recognize it when I plug it in. nothing happens. The light comes on but it starts beeping i can't install my external hard disk I installed my Maxtor OneTouch Mini 160 GB on my laptop and it successfully opens. But when I try to open it on other computers, it says, hardware recognized and its light goes on, but when i open "my computer" nothings there!

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Please Make sure you External Hard disk USB cable is working correctly. Your cable is probably having partial contact, so try another cable

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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My slightly educated guess... the Ext 2.5in HDD requires more power than it is getting from the single port.

1. Try another port
2. Try it on another computer (all USB ports do not provide 250ma to a load)You may be sharing this avail voltage with all plugged in devices and will have to pull 1-2 others to get the HDD online. Since STARTUP current is high, the HDD pulls all it can from the ports (logical) then settles down and uses 1/3 to keep spinning. After the HDD is up and online, try plugging the other USB devices back in, 1 at a time. If it stalls the HDD - you know the why
3. Take it back and find something a bit less power-hungry (Like Hitichi or Toshiba)

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System, device manager, disk drives, right click on onetouch, properties, volumes, populate, the select on touch volume, properties, security, advanced, change permissions, add, typed in my user name - hit checked names (it fixed the format), then hit ok.



Then make sure you set the permissions for all the users.

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