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Maxtor OneTouch II external drive

Although my drive appears in Device Manager, it does not appear with my other drives in My Computer. It is locked because I used a password and I need the installation CD to reinstall the drive. Have unfortunaftely mislaid my CD Any way of getting a copy of this CD or any other way of reinstalling the drive ?

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You don't really need software to connect to USB hard drives...if its in device manager but not My prolly could not decide on a drive letter to assign it....a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i taken etc...usually this comes from those all-in-one camera card readers...gimme a little feedback on this and we'll see if we can help.

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3. If the Device manager shows a yellow exclamation or a question mark sign next to you DVD drive, follow the steps below:

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