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Windows repeats 'new hardware found' when I attch my maxstor One touch II

I have a Windows ME system that I am trying to use with my Maxstor drive. When I plug in the USB cord I get teh New Hardware Found message but it never gets resolved. I have tried installing the driver from the CD. And I have tried booting the system with the drive attached. This only gets hung during the boot up with the New Hardware Found message.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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The reason is simple, your Maxtor drive "does not" support Windows-ME. Since Windows-ME is not supported by your Maxtor drive the drivers dont get resolved and will never get installed. FYI - Windows-ME is almost 10 years old. What makes you think Maxtor will support Windows-ME?

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