external drive cant find drivers

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tankboss

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first of all my dell 1501 torched the hard drive(overheated) 99% of all the data lost. sent it to the shop and had a new one installed and reloaded with vista again(bundle) . now my external HD MAXTOR III mini wont work. i get the cant locate driver window. I have been to the seagate site for the drivers and software. it unzips and is in a folder but when i connect the drive and reboot i get the same thing. o go thru all the windows to search and locate the drivers. the drive is recognizes in the device manager. i have uninstalled it . the drive worked on this machine before and still does on my other identical dell
 
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try putting it to another usb, do you have all drivers for usb and so installed?
 

tankboss

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i went back and reloaded all the windows updates last night. when i restarted today (with the drive connected) the icon showed up on the task bar and the drive is fully functioning. thanks alot
 
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