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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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When you plug in via USB, does the USB recognize it and not display as HDD? If that is the case, then it's probably disabled somehow. Access Computer management, and check from there.

If that doesn't work, try on a different computer. If it doesn't work, your HDD has gone faulty. And if you recently changed your board, make sure you have a high speed USB port.

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Try connecting it to another computer.
If it is not detected, then either the disk-drive "inside" the unit is dead, or the "adapter" (USB-to-Disk-Drive) inside the unit is dead.

If the latter, disassemble the case, remove the disk-drive, and attach it as an "internal" hard-drive to your computer.

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Seagate troubleshooting Error Code 10, states that drive has failed. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)

Before you resign yourself to everything is lost on this harddrive, how about trying one more thing?

How about putting the harddrive inside in a new external enclosure, and see if it works? I suggest that perhaps the external enclosure it's in, is bad.
The harddrive inside is a 3.5 inch harddrive. Same width as used by a desktop computer. It is a Sata harddrive.

Here's an example of a 3.5 inch Sata, external enclosure,
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3901268&CatId=2780
Just pop the external enclosure open that holds it now, take it out, and install it into an external enclosure like the example above. Plug in the USB cable.

Don't know if this applies to your particular Maxtor Personal Storage 3200, but when I went to search for the type of harddrive it uses just now, I ran into thsi, and thought I would pass it along. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/personal_storage/ps3200-sw)

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I would attempt to connect the drive after the system has booted up. If the external drive is found and accessible copy the data to another drive. If the external refuses to be recognized, allow the drive to cool completely 2-3 hrs, place the unit in a freezer for 2-3 hrs and then try the procedure again. Often times when the drive units or platters within the HD begin to fail you get symptoms as you have described. Super cooling the drive sometimes allows you to remove the data. If not and the data contained within the drive is valuable to you there are software solutions as well as companies that specialize in the data recovery field.

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type diskmgmt.msc in run then right click and assign drive letter

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do you have an operating system installed on your C drive? if you have windows xp installed it should detect the external drive after you connect it, you may need to install the driver also. Check maxtors site for the latest software

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Make sure the drive is formatted for the appropriate file system.


Keep me posted.

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