If you see your external drive listed in the Disk Management window, you probably just need to format it properly, and it will show up next time you connect it to your computer. Had the same problem with my maxtor Close down PC 4. Posted on Sep 10, Tried to call maxtor now seagate and number doesn’t work Right click My computer. The adapter board is where the external connections are.

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Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers. Msas Gorillanasty Gang thank you so much for posting your solutions to this issue. So I downlaoded the nearest thing I could find for my product which was an update.

Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya. Not finding what you are looking for? Posted on Mar 08, I had used it once some time ago and managed to back some files up to it.

Hardware devices are not working or are not detected in Windows: EMPower Get portable power. Then I tried the solution left by Guest in July It is the Maxtor msss Navigate to the “Device Manager” page in the “Control Panel”. SSD Boost your performance.

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Solved: USB Mass storage device malfunction

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. My PC would not debice the external Maxtor hard drive. Posted on Oct 31, Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. Yes the warranty has just flown out the window which really doesnt concern me as it would be too much hassle to return I really was more concerned about everything I had on the drive.

Maxtor Personal Storage (external HDD)

Not a perfect solution. There is a metal cage inside. Speaking of issues, these are some of the common problems with external drives:.

Helpful 2 Not Helpful Comment Flag. If it doesn’t work then you probably have a USB problem. Select USB device that has the yellow bullet, right mouse button, select uninstall. It doesn’t show that driver is there the maxtor storage is not recognized by the system. Exos Achieve greater capacity.

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I plugged it in and it immediately worked and my data was restored. On the tree select Disk management.

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Join overother people just like you! I have had this problem.

I have a Seagate external drive and used the power cord and converter on the Maxtor I’ve been trying to solve this problem for about 2 yrs now Bless you all, best of luck.

I had the same problem, my Windows XP was seeing the device but did not recognize it and could not find a driver for it. Oct storate, Messages: