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Maxtor Basics external portable hard drive not getting detected

Hi,
I have purchased a Maxtor Basics external portable hard drive (80 GB) today. However, I cannot see the HD getting connected to my laptop.I have connected both the connectors to my laptop for power and data as instructed. I am having a Compaq presario V2000 laptop with Windows XP.
Kindly help.

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  • jcpu Jun 06, 2008

    bonjour j'ai un maxtor basic de 80 gb qui n'est pas reconnu par windows xp pouvez vous m'aider pour pouvoir travailler. merci


  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    I have a Western digital model wd2500b007-rnn

    and I cannot get either my PC or my laptop to recognize the drive. I isolated the drive to another computer with the same error. It says USB device not reognized. I also tried a different port. I have not tried different cables. Can I retrieve the old data on the drive?

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    same

  • avicom Jul 17, 2008

    Maxtor Basics 500GB is not recognized correctly after pc is bootted. Instead it is shown as unformatted 137GB drive until power cable is removed/reconnected.
    No info is in Seagate/maxtor pages ie. no firmware update has not found. Don't by one!

  • masonic Jul 28, 2008


    Hi,
    I have purchased a Maxtor Basics external portable hard drive (160 GB) today. However, I cannot get it connected to my computor.I have connected both the connectors for power and data as instructed.i am running Windows XP it looks like i have not goy a driver for it how can i get one

    .
    Kindly help.

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008
  • robbyr1 Aug 18, 2008

    intermittent detection of portable 89 gb maxtor hard drive. works sometimes if I plug it in and re-boot. so much hassle for a recommended device. even bought PCA USB card with 4 ports. ready to junk it



    bob robinson geelong australia

  • austin1944 Aug 25, 2008

    I have a Maxtor Basics External Portable Hard Drive. I have connected the Power+Data and Power USB cables in the order instructed and then the remaining USB connectror to the external Hard Drive. I get the Wizard for installation but it cannit find a driver.

  • tobi10 Aug 28, 2008

    I've got Maxtor Basic Portable USB 160 GB, it is recognised by my laptop, but not by my desktop PC, it does not see enything if i connect it, while USB-stick is for him no problem...
    do You have any solution for it? (already formated)
    Tobi


  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    my maxtor basics 500gb p/n 9NY2D4-592, not working no more says find diver can you fix it



  • mtcro Sep 06, 2008

    Hi,
    I have purchased a Maxtor external portable hard drive (320 GB). The lap top and desk top say " no preview" although "My computer" recognizes it. I have a Dell Inspiron 710m laptop with Windows XP and a Dell Desktop with Windows xp. For a while the desk top showed documents and photos were present in the Maxtor with the ACD program, but I couldn't open any documents. I unsintalled the ACD, now the computer reports "no previews".
    Kindly, MTCRO

  • SaravananPM Nov 29, 2008

    Hi
    I bought a 250 GB External HDD today and connected it to my Laptop. It was working for a few mins, but later it was not even detected in my machine. it's not showing up in the disk management or My computer. could someone guide me thru this issue


  • ripps3112 Dec 23, 2008

    my maxtor 120 gb hard disk is not detected by windows operating sys

  • vikramraghav Apr 19, 2009

    When I connect my 500 GB Maxtor Basic External Hard Disk to my desktop. It shows that an unknown device is connected to the USB port. Seeks for a driver but none found.

  • bkwaimani May 11, 2010

    What should I do. The HD doesn't get connected to my computre. Nothing shows up....

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Have you formatted the hard drive yet?

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I have a Western digital model wd2500b007-rnn
and I cannot get either my PC or my laptop to recognize the drive. I isolated the drive to another computer with the same error. It says USB device not reognized. I also tried a different port. I have not tried different cables. Can I retrieve the old data on the drive?

Did you find a resolution for this? I am having the same problem. None of my PCs can recognize the drive. Formatting seems to be the only choice but I need to recover my old data first.

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Non je n'ai pas formaté le disque dure car je n'arrive plus à le lire sur l'ordinateur.

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It might need drivers. check here.

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Www.itguru.com has the answer for this

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