Installing Maxtor External Hard Drive

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roadman7

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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
 

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.
 

roadman7

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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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