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I have a Maxtor 3000LE. I connected it to my new computer but cant seem to find it under "my computer". when I look up under drives it says is working properly. my new computer is a Compaq presario SR5350F with the vista program.

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Hello,

try to do these:

click run
type: "compmgmt.msc" then, enter

you will be bring to computer management window.

find "disk management" and click. on the right corner you see the drive series.

right click and then format the "Uknown disk" or any hard drive added in the list.
remember : the disk you not found on the may computer thats the one need to format.

May this help:

melnavz

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