How satisfied are you with this response? If you’re interested in helping me diagnose the actual problem with the , read on: I was then able to copy the data from his main drive removed from his PC and then jacked to mine onto this maxtor. Which is basically to say that it did recognize that it was there device listed in device manager , but that the drive wasn’t funcitonal. He is unable to get the computer to recognize the drive.
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You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. I think your friend got “lucky”. If you’re interested in helping me diagnose the actual problem with theread pfrsonal To get it to work however, I tried all the stuff that has been suggested so far, and finally just tried switching storagge usb cords around with my usb hard drive.
Unlike the Maxtor product, they all work with any computer I own, and certainly don’t seem to care what USB controller is on your motherboard. You will forfeit the warranty on the – but my guess is you will still keep the warranty Maxtor gives on the drive.
It may be an idea to plug the usb into a motherboard port as well as they will probably be better supplied with power than a PCI card if you are using one of them I told him to go get a USB 2.
The implication here is that if your USB ports work with every USB device on the market except the Maxtor even, according to Maxtor, every other external pfrsonal drive they makethen the defect must be with your USB Controller.
I was then able to copy the data from his main drive removed from his PC and then jacked to mine onto this maxtor.
Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 Specifications
Thats my theory anyway Try plugging the drive into the PC first, and then switch it on for a while. Sign up for a new account in our community. Posted January 26, And when I insisted for Maxtor putting a disclaimer on external powered USB controller pre-required the politically correct answer was:. Did this solve your problem?
Sign in with Twitter. Already have an account? I love the Maxtor customer support answer. How satisfied are you with this response? Posted December 19, Can it be removed and installed in a generic enclosure?
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it”. Edited January 2, by elconejito.
I’m thinking that the enclosure itself has become faulty. Register a new account. Basically in an attempt to save her stuff she brought it to me and i plugged it into my Laptop a Dell Sgorage and I was having the same problem as you have all been having. Peersonal in with Google. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.
Maxtor Support policy stinks and it is up to us to advertize it until they would do the responsible corporate thing, as Murray says above.
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He is unable to get the computer to recognize the drive. Even worse sometime it does recognizes it but as CD drive only shivering Posted January 1, Any help would be appreciated. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.