Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive

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Maxtor storage 3200

I recently formated my PC and after I have re-installed everthing...My Maxtor 3200 storage does not show in my drives. It use to be drive L and I could transfer photos toit to keep. In the device manager it shows thw Maxtor there and says that it is working properly. How do I get it to show Maxtor back on a drive that i can transport photos to?
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I had a similar problem with my pc( OS=XP SP2) with the same external drive model. I was able to solve it by downloading and installing WindowsXP-KB908673-x86-ENU Hotfix Package from Microsoft Corporation. I hope it works for you.

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Right click my computer
select manage
select disk managment
right click on the maxtor drive then select change drive leter to "L" if you like.

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Here's an example of a 3.5 inch Sata, external enclosure,
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