Maxtor Hard Drive not recognising

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Parsons123

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Hey,

My friend gave me his Maxtor Basics 250gb Hard Drive (Part # 9NX2DG-500) to put some of the songs i have made on. I connected it to my pc and it doesn't recognise it at all, so i restarted and still the same thing happens. I'm not sure if it requires any drivers or if i have to edit anything in the BIOS.

Someone please advise me on what to do.

Thanks :)
 
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How have you connected the drive?
Is the drive PATA or SATA?
If PATA is the drive jumpered correctly?
Is the drive recognised in bios correctly?
I know its more questions than answers but we need to know this to give you and answer
 

Parsons123

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It is an external hard drive and connected via USB. I use the USB ports all the time so i know they are working. How do i know if it is PATA or SATA? It isn't recognised in the BIOS from what i can see.

Thanks
 
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Go to diskmanagement and see what it displays about the drive.
Go to start>run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter
 

Parsons123

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It doesn't recognise the hard drive when i run diskmgmt.msc.
The guy said he's going to look to see if any drivers on a disk came with it.
 
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