Navigate to the “Device Manager” page in the “Control Panel”. You may be asked for drivers gain, if you do, show the installer where they are. I had the same problem, I thought the power supply was good, as the green light was on. Posted on Sep 05, Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. Tell us some more!

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So it may not run well on USB 2. Update your chipset drivers to newest version.

Change brands – they are crap. The plug and play software will load and this time everything will work.

Can’t access maxtor 3200 external hard drive

Recover Recover your files. Anonymous Dec 23, I have the exact same issue with an old Maxtor external hard drive and my Windows 7 Asus laptop.

Hard Drives Browse internal drives. Posted on Nov 08, I saw this solution a few times in some forums so I figured mator give it a try. Then apply It is also recommended to connect the power first, turn on the enclosure, and then connect the usb cable.


I hope it works for you.

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Slide the drive into a spare bay, close up the PC and turn it on. Opening the case is a little tough, but since I was going to void the warranty any way I felt like I winn nothing to lose.

Posted on Jul 13, I need to get the info off of this device and on to something else. I am trying to conet my external Hard drive: Help, I need my backup files. The 33200 same problem happened to me.

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Tuesday, March 9, 5: Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk maxror real repairmen in the US. Unit 2 yrs old. Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. Posted on Aug 26, Go back now while you ponder what it could be. I have three more of these drives on another system in the naxtor, so through the process of elimination, I found that the little “power supply” was the culprit of all my problems.


Exos Achieve greater capacity. I just opened it and am using a desktop Windows Vista. The company that bought out Maxtor does not seem to have support for this Maxtor product. I will seek another power supply after loading all of my data onto my internal drives in the event the solution was fleeting. I have had this problem.

By the way, one lesson learned: But, I am smart enough to look outside the box. Personal Storage Family Data Sheet.

Are you plugging the device into a front usb port or a rear?