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"Invisible" External Hard Drive ;-P

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TinaInFlorida, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. TinaInFlorida

    TinaInFlorida Thread Starter

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    Hello, All.
    I connected my Maxtor harddrive to my Gateway desktop (Windows XP) today. The external is not recognized by the computer. I went all thru the forum, here (how i discovered you), and no help. USB is properly connected, and I tested another device. Maxtor is ON.

    I went thru and found how to go to DISK MANAGEMENT, where you could rename the harddrive, but it won't let me "highligtht the capacity area". Help! My desktop is making funny noises and I want to back up some stuff before it explodes or aliens land inside it!!! ;-) Thank you, in advance.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Test the drive on another PC to verify operation.

    What is the drive status in Disk Management?
     
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