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There is no driver disk with the maxtor 1tb external disc drive yet my laptop asks for it to be inserted and won't load without it nor can it find it from a web search, I know it should start automatically but it doesn't.

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The driver is sometimes loaded onto drive itself by a drive manufacturer, connect drive to other computer if can and try looking for it there.

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