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I installed the Maxtor OneTouch4 to my HP Pavilion PC. At the end of installation, the instructions said the system needs to reboot to complete so I hit enter. When it started to come back up, it got yo my blue Windows Xp screen and locked up. I had to unplug the Onetouch4 and reset my power to get it to come up. What am I doing wrong?

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This sounds like the device is either incompatible with your OS, are you running Vista maybe. or the Device is faulty.

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Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
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