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Maxtor basic 1.5tb plugged in but wont run on pc

Hey. i have a maxtor basic 1.5tb external hard drive . ive plugged it in and i cant get it to work. theres no instaltion CD or anything else with it so can i download something to help make it work ?

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  • obrack Oct 02, 2009

    i would but the device isnt showing up on m y computer so i cant format it lol . thats my real problem do u think theres somthing wrong wth the hard drive ?

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First you need to format it an need to creat a partition

go to computer mangement by right click on my computer then manage

go to disk mangement here u will find new hard disk create a new partiton and format it. if there is already a partition u need to give it a drive letter or need to activate it

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http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/hardware.mspx

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