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Maxtor and vista

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I'm looking to connect my Vista PC with my Maxtor external hard drive but it doesn't recognize it (works fine with XP...). Can you help?
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  • jayrwalters Jun 14, 2008

    My computer (with vista) recognizes the Maxtor 3200 200 GB and I can go into the file, but it reading that it only has 8 mb (not GB) of memory, huh??????

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Try some other USB device (memory-stick, printer, camera) in the USB slot in the Vista computer, just to "prove" that Vista will recognize _any_ USB device connected to that slot.

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