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Installing Maxtor External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by roadman7, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. roadman7

    roadman7 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    My Maxtor External Drive became corrupted and I needed to re-format the drive.

    Unfortunately, while Working in Windows XP I accidentally deleted the partition and the drive.

    Now I can't get Windows XP to recognize the Maxtor Drive. I tried re-booting the PC and plugging in the Maxtor USB Cable, but this did not work. The Maxtor Drive was my H: Drive.

    Can anyone help me get Windows to recognize my Maxtor Drive?

    When I deleted the drive I was working in the "Computer Management" Screen.

    I navigated to this screen through the following path: Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    roadman7
     
  2. leroys1000

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    The drive should show in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/computer mangement/disk management,but without a drive letter.
    Right click the drive and click add partition.
    Then right click it and click format.
    Formatting will take a while.
     
  3. roadman7

    roadman7 Thread Starter

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    Hi Leroys1000,

    The drive doesn't show in this folder tree.

    Somehow I deleted it by accident.

    Any other suggestions?

    roadman7
     
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