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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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