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My Maxtor Hd Wont show up anywhere in my laptop when i plug it in

I just bought this Maxtor 80gb HD and plugged it in to both the power and my laptop which has Vista basic. It doesn't show up at all in my computer or disc manager. My computer doesnt even acknowledge that a drive is there. The light on the drive is on solid blue, and it sounds like it is working. I plugged it into my desktop which is XP and it shows up in disc manager. Why isnt it doing this in my laptop? Is it not Vista compatable? Help me please. If i cant get a solution Ill return it.

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  • d_razr17 Jun 18, 2009

    Yea it has 3 usb ports and i tired each of them. It still wouldnt detect...

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It should still detect even though your using vista does your bios setting have usb2 enabled?? otherwise try a different usb port

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  • Scott Rawlings Jun 18, 2009

    right. try plugging it in and going to device manager and see if there is any devices with a ? next to it.

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