Unplugg the Maxtor both USB and electricity. Helpful 0 Not Helpful Comment Flag. Now unplug the device from your computer and then plug it back in. Posted on Mar 23, The question is who will take responsibility for resolving this issue of Maxtor users no longer being able to access their back up files via their Vista based machines. If you want to get a new external drive, it is pretty easy to copy the data from to the new drive using standard Windows copying.

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If you device is under warranty, try working with Seagate support first for a replacement. Seagate in fact bought out Maxtor.

I have a similar problem with non detection. You shouldn’t need a driver.

Open the windows file manager and you should be able to find it. Results 1 to 4 of 4.

Maxtor / Personal Storage 3200 / 320GB / 7200 / USB 2.0 / External hard Drive

Anonymous Nov 22, If you see, you can just partition it from here and it will appear in your my computer. Lesson learned to be more careful and have a backup.


I plan on only plugging it in when I’m actually using it in the future. I read a blog whereby this guy followed this procedure and said it worked: Posted on Apr 08, If you listen to the drive in the old case you will be able to tell if it is starting to run by listening to it closley BEFORE you rip it apart.

Sorry this didn’t help. Stores photos, or hours of DV video, or hours of music. Anonymous Dec 17, The transit time will vary by 320 address and our chosen ship method. Posted on Nov 30, Helpful 3 Not Helpful Comment Flag.

Here is what I found. Sloppy, but as I said, at least you will have access to your data.

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Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 160gb External Hard Drive

Posted on Sep 14, This device is plug and play in Windows XP. I will seek another power supply after loading all of my data onto my internal drives in the event the solution was fleeting.

We respect your privacy and take it very seriously. I have three more of these drives on another system in the office, so through the process of elimination, I found that the little “power supply” was the culprit of all my problems.


Maxtor Basics Personal Storage – hard drive – GB – USB Overview – CNET

Voila it now always appears! Like many others, I had problems with the drive and tried some obvious solutions like swapping the old USB cable with a hrd one, trying different computers with XP, Vista, etc. Stores Availability Store Hours. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.

Did this solve your problem? I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Navigate to the “Device Manager” page in the “Control Panel”.