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How do i get my maxtor 160g hard drive ready for use. Bought it a month ago, moved houses and lost the manual and CD. I just plugged in the power and data plug but it is not recognized by my Lenovo notebook.

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It is not recognized because it has not been "initialized". Need to go to the Maxtor support site and download the driver software that will initialize the drive. If you boot up windows with the drive plugged into a usb port, windows might just be able to search windows update for a driver or a small window may pop up and state that the drive has not been activated and would you like to open the activation wizard, click yes and follow the prompts.

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