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Maxtor Personal Storage devie model 3200-computer not recognizing

The storage device has worked fine for over 2 years now and all the sudden the drive no longer shows up under my computer list of drive available, the green light is on and the computer sees the device plugged in USB, however I get a yellow exclamtion mark on the device driver with a message that it cannot start. i have tried uninstalling all drivers and reinstalling them which also did not work. the only thing i can think of that may have affected this was a recent system restore to an earlier date but the date i selected was a date that the drive still worked,but this did not resolve the problem

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Sounds like the hard drive inside the unit has crapped out. you may need to replace the HD (there maybe compatability issues in doing that).
or see if its under warranty. or buy a new one and have someone extract the info from the old drive

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