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My Maxtor 3200 external hard drive no longer pops up on my computer. When I plug it in it makes the "ding" sound still but the normal dialogue box doesn't pop up and it doesn't show under my computer. Help!

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You may want to see if it is the device manager and try to remove it and reinstall it from there

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