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Maxtor 3200 My computer went out for repair, wiped the C drive. I plugged the external drive back in but I don't see it. Do I need to install a driver, or something, to make this thing work?. My email is I thank you in advance. Susan

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Do you have an operating system installed on your C drive? if you have windows xp installed it should detect the external drive after you connect it, you may need to install the driver also. Check maxtors site for the latest software

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I need to reinstall driver for USB mass storage Problem with the Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive

i had one of those they are plug and play dont need drivers im afraid to tell you they dont last long chances are it is gone on mine i thought maybe it was the controllers that made it external that went bad i pulled it out and installed in my pc it lasted maybe a week before it went out for good

Sep 02, 2010 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor 3200 was working fine. Suddenly my

Try connecting it to another computer.
If it is not detected, then either the disk-drive "inside" the unit is dead, or the "adapter" (USB-to-Disk-Drive) inside the unit is dead.

If the latter, disassemble the case, remove the disk-drive, and attach it as an "internal" hard-drive to your computer.

Nov 01, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor personal storage 3200 - flashing green light.

First, disconnect the power cable from the back of the external hard drive:
If the power supply LED continues to blink:
  1. Connect the power supply to a different outlet (or instead of connecting to a power strip, connect directly to an outlet in the wall).

  2. If the power supply continues to blink after changing outlets, this indicates that the power supply is defective and needs to be replaced.

  3. If the power supply stays solid, then reconnect to the external hard drive and see if the drive spins.

Jul 01, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor 3200 personal storage will not load on my computer or any computer tried 2 other laptops - it was working but had to turn off desktop computer due to storm & then when computer was turned back...

Did you unplug the power supply for the computer and external drive seperately or simply turn off the computer? If the lights do not com on as expected for the Maxtor drive then the power supply for the drive may have been damaged. If the do it may just be an untimely failure in the drive. Did you shutdown the computer via windows or just "pull the plug" when it started storming? Fill me in on these details and I will help you narrow down the source of the problem. Chris

Jun 05, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor personal storage 3200 problem!!!

First, try another USB Cable. If that does not work properly then I would suspect the box or the drive has failed. If you just bought it, return it to the store and complain. They may replace it. As for your data?

Now if you want to become techie you can remove the hard drive from the box and attach it to you computer either copy the files back if you do not have them on your computer or format the drive if you have your files. Then put the drive back in the box and try to get a refund or buy a different external. I like a metal box with an AC cord plug. Best of luck.

Jun 01, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor 3200

Seagate troubleshooting Error Code 10, states that drive has failed. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)

Before you resign yourself to everything is lost on this harddrive, how about trying one more thing?

How about putting the harddrive inside in a new external enclosure, and see if it works? I suggest that perhaps the external enclosure it's in, is bad.
The harddrive inside is a 3.5 inch harddrive. Same width as used by a desktop computer. It is a Sata harddrive.

Here's an example of a 3.5 inch Sata, external enclosure,
Just pop the external enclosure open that holds it now, take it out, and install it into an external enclosure like the example above. Plug in the USB cable.

Don't know if this applies to your particular Maxtor Personal Storage 3200, but when I went to search for the type of harddrive it uses just now, I ran into thsi, and thought I would pass it along.

May 10, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor 3200 power indicator lights but computer won't recognize

ooooh, that sucks.

I assume you have tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?
Have you tried to see if it will work on a different computer?

I hop you had it all backed up.
If nobody else's suggestion beat mine...then I give you 2 options.
You have to take it apart (might have to break the shell, since most aren't designed to be user friendly), once you have the actual hard drive out of its housing, open up the side of your computer, and hook it up.
it will have to diferent connection points. One will be power (thats the plug that has (i believe) 4 pins in it...hook that up so your drive has power...the other plug is for data (read/write), its either a sata or ide (depending on how they (maxtor) made it). I assume you dont know what sata or ide is...just google pics it...once you see a'll know.

anywho, once its hooked up...start you computer back up (FYI, when you do this 'operation', shutdown your pc...and then unplug it)
once you have it all done and loaded back into windows, it should automatically detect it (give it a few minutes).

that scenerio I just laid out for you, is assuming its anything but a hard drive issue.

if it is indeed a hard drive issue....then apart from sending to to some VEEEERY expensive palce that could extract the data for you. theres only one more option. Put the hard drive in the freezer for several hours, then take it back out and hook it up to you computer, if it detects it...move fast, and start transfering all your files off it...cause now its living on borrowed time.

the reason this works **sometimes**, is because of the hard drives heat, its its platter actually expands over time a (very very very tiny bit), enough to mess it up, and when its chillin in your frezzer, the platters contract a little bit...making you able to get your data back...hopefully.

hope all goes well.

Mar 20, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor storage 3200

right click my computer
select manage
select disk managment
right click on the maxtor drive then select change drive leter to "L" if you like.

Apr 27, 2008 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Error tone

No, its an external hard drive with a usb connection.

Jan 25, 2008 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor personal storage 3200 problem!!!

I will tell you how to solve it, but this will void your warranty!
I had the same problem. What i was intended to open the box take the HD and use it as an internal HD.
When I opened the box I saw the HD jumpers were set on Cable Select I picked the jumper and plugged it to Master. Plugged it back to AC power and USB. It works. I donno why but it just worked.
Good Luck!

Nov 21, 2007 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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