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My computer does not regonize my Maxtor Mini 4 external hard drive.

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Silly question but have you installed the Drivers off the CD?

Secondly, is your computers USB hub working? To check this go to Device Manager (RIGHT click My Computer - select Properties and then Device Manager) any problems will be shown by a yellow exclamation mark. RIGHT click on thse and select Update Driver (have your disks ready).

You will also be able to see if your external hard drive is in the list. If not, rather than using Microsofts Add Hardware program (which will probably lead you back to the solution I am now about to discuss) just install the manufacturers Installation Disk and run the Install. This should fix your problem.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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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.
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