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Vista is not picking up my maxtor harddriver but wheni had xp was .

How to get maxtor one touch 4 plus 250 to work on vista

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Check the disk management MMC - it's likely that you have another drive letter that is conflicting with the Maxtor.
1. Right Click on the Computer Icon (or in the menu),
2. click on Managment,
3. look for Disk Management(on the left side) and click on that.
4. This will show you all the installed HD's that you have.

Your main HD is probably called Disk 0. IF there are any other HD's listed they will probably be labled "removeable", if it doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it do the following:

1. Right click on the Disk (X) that does not have a drive letter. (it should be a "Removable Drive")
2. Select Change drive letter and Paths.
3. Choose a drive letter from the list that is not used, I suggest W or Z just to be sure.
4. After you do that it should come up in My Computer as an available drive.

IF the External Drive is not listed then you need to change the USB port or try it on another PC to see if it works there.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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Hi Nuisance101, I recall your running vista. Vista is a nightmare. If you cound only see the troubles we see on a daily basis here at FixYa you'ed understand. It's a common problem with Vista not seeing USB devices, externial devices. It does & then the next second it doesn't. Same for all external devices. I'm am 100% sure the trouble is not your system or your devices. It's Vista. I have gone over dozens of post from vista users. One would think MS has been on vacation since the release of vista. You can look at vista's web site for help for a possible fix, at this link. (I have no faith). MS blames driver software. Your Maxtor drive is external. Henve no driver software.
So it falls into that vista area of one time vista see's the drive & the next it does not.
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http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/hardware.mspx

Most of the post from vista users, claim users should check vista's updates often. Since Max Blaster did its job, I'm inclined to blame vista.

I wish I could give you a better fix or suggestion but I'm up against vista. That's why I run WinXP Pro. I do not have these problems.

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