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MAxtor hard drive wont connect

I have formatted the hard drive previously and set up to back up daily at 10pm. However, I cannot get my computer to see it now.
I have powered it down, but no help.
Any ideas?

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Re: MAxtor hard drive wont connect

Is the hard drive detected by the BIOS?
you can verify if your hard drive is detected by Right click on taskbar > properties > startmenu > customize > advanced > scroll down completely and select system administration tools "Display on the all programs menu" > ok. Click on start > all programs > administrative tools > computer management > double click on storage. click on disk management(local) here you should see your lacie. If you dont then the drive is probably not detected. If you see, you can just partition and format it again from here and it will appear in your my computer.

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