I have two of these drives and both had failed. In other words is not assigned any driver. I also tried it on a work computer. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! Will my drive work with Windows 7?

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Slide the pdrsonal into a spare bay, close up the PC and turn it on. I had used it once some time ago and managed to back some files up to it. Anonymous Apr 19, Right click on it and assign it a letter. System Fails to P. Connect it thru a usb 1.

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Posted on Sep 14, Now I have all my files available and accessible. Thanks for marking this as the answer. I just found the sollution to this problem.

The only “complication” will be drive letter changes.


Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 – hard drive – 320 GB – USB 2.0 Series

They do support it. I am trying to conet my external Hard drive: I presume the security updates in particular may have meant that the Maxtor is also considered a potential threat. Close down PC 4. Lesson learned to be more careful and have a backup.

I have not been able to locate a new adapter, but was able to use the disk as an internal hard disk. Did this solve your problem? The green light on the drive was lit, but the computer would not see the drive.

Maxtor Personal Storage (external HDD)

August 8th, Posted on Sep 05, In the upper right hand of the screen, find the drive with no letter. Had the same problem persojal my maxtor Seagate recommends downloading and running this utility prior to contacting Customer Support for assistance. In the troubleshoot window, it kept asking me to reinstall the software driver, but no driver came with the Maxtor. I got the external drive because of its portability, but at least your data may be usable.


You can check if your external hard drive is detected by the BIOS during bootup. Support rows Support Support.

I read a blog whereby this guy followed this procedure and said it worked: If you see, you can just partition it from here and it will appear in your my computer. Phil Whisenant Level 2 Expert Answers.

More Print this page Share this page. Before making any changes you need to be sure which is px removeable drive Even if it isn’t showing up in My Computer you will see it here.

Also, the disk was not turning, the drive was silent. What type of connection is it? Posted on Oct 31,