Help ?? External Hard Drive Failure

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dwspinks

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I have a Maxtor External USB drive, Model 3000LS. I have used it for about a year on my PC with out problem. I unplugged it and put it on my wife's PC to backup data and it worked fine. When I went back to my PC it will recognize the USB mass storage device, but there is no drive letter. I have tried to remove all USB devices and reboot several times, but to no avail. I tried it on two other PC's and they both recognized the USB device and installed it, but no drive letter. I even took it out of the case and installed it as a slave in another PC. It shows it in Device Manager, but no drive letter. In Disk Management it shows up as a drive needing a partition. Am I screwed? Is there any way to get my data off this device?

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Donald Spinks
 
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shadowman25

3qif it works on your wife's then you can get the data off. try using the drivers at your manufacturers website
 

dwspinks

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Thanks for your reply. I'm sorry I wasnt' clear. My wife's PC is one of the ones that I tried it on. It will not work in anything.

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