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Maxtor 1 TB One Touch 4 Plus. I install it but it does not show up as a drive on my computer. After a reboot, the windows XP-Pro "found new hardware" notification keeps showing up. New USB, New Firewire, different XP-Pro computer ... same errors.

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Hmmm. Are you absolutely certain that you have the latest updates or service packs applied to your machine. Something in my mind reminds me of an update Microsoft issued to correctly identify and use these large capacity drives correctly.

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