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Maxtor basics external drive

Hey Mike , was thrilled with the download that fixed my Maxtor Basics Driver problem with Vista but have run into a little prob. Twice now it has lost its link with pc and running the installation again removes all data from drive , any thoughts?

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  • Nuisance101 Mar 30, 2008

    Thanks for all your help Mike.

  • Nuisance101 Mar 30, 2008

    Thanks for all your help Mike.

  • Nuisance101 Mar 30, 2008

    Thanks for all your help Mike.

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Hi Nuisance101, I recall your running vista. Vista is a nightmare. If you cound only see the troubles we see on a daily basis here at FixYa you'ed understand. It's a common problem with Vista not seeing USB devices, externial devices. It does & then the next second it doesn't. Same for all external devices. I'm am 100% sure the trouble is not your system or your devices. It's Vista. I have gone over dozens of post from vista users. One would think MS has been on vacation since the release of vista. You can look at vista's web site for help for a possible fix, at this link. (I have no faith). MS blames driver software. Your Maxtor drive is external. Henve no driver software.
So it falls into that vista area of one time vista see's the drive & the next it does not.
Either way I though Maxtor addressed vista issues. I prefer Seagate drives myself. Personally know lots of people who's Maxtor's drives have just gone down for no reason. Seagate bought Maxtor.

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

Most of the post from vista users, claim users should check vista's updates often. Since Max Blaster did its job, I'm inclined to blame vista.

I wish I could give you a better fix or suggestion but I'm up against vista. That's why I run WinXP Pro. I do not have these problems.

Best wishes Nuisance101!
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Ok, I will give it a go!

I have a Sony Vaio, a Dell, a Compaq, a USB 2.0 external (housing that encases a Seagate) and a Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus external drive. Lots of drives with lots of space (about 8-900GB all together).

Right now the Sony is working fine but it has only 50GB (13GB free space). The Maxtor will not light up and anything I plug into the USB drives on the Vaio request high speed USB 2.0... I wanted to add the Seagate drive that has 150GB to the Vaio 50GB but have forgottern how to make the Seagate the slave drive.

In total, I have three cases with Mother boards; five internal hard drives, two external hard drives, etc. I would like to have one computer that has capacity, runs decently fast supported by an external harddrive.

If any of this made sense and you have a solution, HELP! Please...

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