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Maxtor basics personal storage 3200 shows up as a usb mass storage device with no drive designation letter. used to work but not after problem with win xp pro & reloading oper. syst.

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  • psaraf Aug 24, 2008

    didn't solve problem. windows wanted to format the maxtor. that would have destroyed the data.

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Press the "Start" and "R" keys at the same time.
type "compmgmt.msc" in the box and select OK.

On the left pane, select "Disk Management"
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on the screen, look for the drive that does not have a letter.
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Right click the bar (on the bottom part of the screen) of your drive and select "Change Drive letter and pamaxtor basics personal storage 3200 - 1f51bdb.jpg />1f51bdb.jpg

Click add and select the "assign the following...".
on the drop down menu, select any letter you like EXCEPT A or B.
click OK.
Your drive should now show up in My Computer. All of your Data should still be there also.

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Hi Nuisance101, I recall your running vista. Vista is a nightmare. If you cound only see the troubles we see on a daily basis here at FixYa you'ed understand. It's a common problem with Vista not seeing USB devices, externial devices. It does & then the next second it doesn't. Same for all external devices. I'm am 100% sure the trouble is not your system or your devices. It's Vista. I have gone over dozens of post from vista users. One would think MS has been on vacation since the release of vista. You can look at vista's web site for help for a possible fix, at this link. (I have no faith). MS blames driver software. Your Maxtor drive is external. Henve no driver software.
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