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Driver for Maxtor 71336A

Have a new Dell Inspiron 531 with Vista OS. Want to transfer files from an old Maxtor 71336A from a dead computor purchased in 1996. Removed old HD and put into an enclosure w/power supply and connected to USB port in Dell. Screen message says "driver unavailable." Called Maxtor/Seagate and they no longer support the old HD. Where can I download a driver for the Maxtor 71336A? Many thanks!


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  • cohibaboy Dec 28, 2007

    Thanks Beni but my OS is Vista Home Premium (not ULTIMATE) and it can't find the Maxtor driver. I get a message saying to contactact the drive manufacturer. As I mentioned, Maxtor/Seagate says it no longer supports the HD. Any ideas?


  • cohibaboy Dec 28, 2007

    Only file that downloaded was powermax.exe and when I ran that it displayed a screen that says Diskette Creator.

  • cohibaboy Dec 28, 2007

    Beni: Thanks for the link but either I am clicking the wrong link on the page you sent me or I'm doing something else wrong. I clicked on DOWNLOAD THIS FILE, which takes me to an option to view several ads. I go through them and end up on a page asking that I verift three letters and designate a download destinaltion. That takes me to the download screen which downloads an application called Powermax.exe. When I open that I starts a program called Diskette Creator (which does nothing).

  • cohibaboy Dec 28, 2007

    Could you follow the same links and let me know if they work for you?

    Thanks, Jeff

  • cohibaboy Dec 28, 2007

    Is the "powermax.exe" file the actual driver or do I have to run powermax.exe to get the driver?

  • cohibaboy Dec 28, 2007

    Is it possible for you to email the driver to me as an email attachment?



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Vista ULTIMATE has all driver incudes!So you dont need extra driver for ur MaXTOR!Just make sure ur OS runin OK and run UPDATE

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    arben pllana Dec 28, 2007

    Ok now rate me as fixya couse here you have the driver:


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    arben pllana Dec 28, 2007

    yess they works fine for me!

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    arben pllana Dec 28, 2007

    You need to have FLLOPY DISCETE and the povermax will extrat files on fllopy discete then from there u can install driver



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