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My pc dose not come up my maxtor basics external desktop hard drive

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  • grazzouk May 14, 2008

    the computer does not recognise the exterior hard drive maxtor you cannot find the icon in my computer

  • ndamottaeus1 Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem, but the external hard drive works on one of my laptops which is windows vista but not for my other one which is windows xp! It recoognises that i have inserted a device but it will not recognise it as a hard disk in my computer or anywhere else for that matter.

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What OS are you using? Windows 98SE does not always recognize exterrnal hard drives. Try the external HD on a computer running Windows XP and see if that works. If it works on WinXP and not Win98SE or possibly WinME the External HD is good.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I transfer my laptop hard drive to an external hard drive?

You'll need backup software. This link will take you to an open source website where you can download Cobian Version 9.0 at no cost.

www.sourceforge.net/projects/cobianbackup


If, on the other hand, you want to "ghost" the entire drive, you'll need imaging software that is available also at no cost from the following website:

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One note of caution about "ghosting" the entire drive. If you get a virus/spyware/trojan/worm, etc. The image you put on your hard drive will also be infected and when you restore the image the bad stuff will also be restored.

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hey anna dont worry , you need to mac it because right now its for pc to do that go to the utility folder
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whislt the external drive is hooked up.
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