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Damn windows wont detect it

I connect my maxtor personal storage device 3200 and it says it should just work but windows cnat detect it?? wtf I have a maxtor hard drive that is supposed to connect via firewire. I plugged it in but my computer won't recognize it. I have no idea what to do. Please help.

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