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Maxtor One Touch 4 500 GB External Hard Drive (Windows XP (SP2) - I have an issue with my harddrive, where when I plug it into the USB, initially the power light comes on & beeps but it is not showing up in my computer or even in disk manager.I've checked all the cables and they seem fine.

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  • cgaye Aug 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I have Maxtor OneTouch 4 and it lights up but just beeps for about 2 minutes and then stops and the light goes out. It never gets recognized by windows. Both USB and power connections seem fine. Any advice?

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    I have a Maxtor External Harddrive it light up when I initally connect the usb and power cord. My computer will not recongnize it.

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Had same problem. I shut down computer and restarted and Maxtor was installed and had desktop icon and everything worked then. I then backed up with no problems.

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