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Maxtor Installl problem

I cannot get my Maxtor to show up with my other drives or open. I get the main menu with set up and resture and main managment, and security settings. When I click on one it says select drive you would like to view and that is as far as I can go. When I click next nothing happens. When I find manage Maxar one touch and click on it evert option takes me to the select drive menue

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If its an IDE internal drive:

it may be that you have not set the drive up via the jumpers on the rear of the drive,

if it is your second drive and you have it on the same data ribbon as the other hard drive ,set the new one to slave drive,

if it is on a separate ribbon going into the IDE2 socket on the motherboard set it as a master,

good luck & let me know how you go with that.

Terry

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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