Edited December 19, by lexwalker. I have seen numerous problems like this – with USB harddisks that are bus-powered. I am confident this in not a driver issue. Sorry this didn’t help. Drive in Maxtor External Personal Storage Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.
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Anybody else out there have such a problem?
maxtor personal storage 3100
I am not computer savy, so please break it down if at all possible. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.
Maxror think that she plugged in the USB cable before the interface had a chance to “boot up” so windows got a response it didn’t understand. Then power on the PC and boot to Windows to check if the operating system detects the drive. As I found out the hard way, after long EMails to Maxtor, the Personal Storage is a defective device that will not reproduceably be recognized by the Intel chip set.
Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help. I have the same question I have seen numerous problems like this – with USB harddisks that are bus-powered. Well, he picked up the maxtor drive today and when he gets home he calls me to tell me mactor his computer won’t recognize storagd drive.
I went to the Maxtor site and found some rather wierd troubleshooting info: Or sign in with one of these services. Sign up for a new account in our community. And when I insisted for Maxtor putting a disclaimer on external powered USB controller pre-required the politically correct answer was:.
Maxtor Personal Storage – hard drive – 80 GB – USB Overview – CNET
Exact same bubble message I got. Sign in with Twitter. I told him to go get a USB 2. Try plugging the drive into the PC first, and then switch it on for a while. Occasionally, and unpredictably, the computer will recognize the Maxtor.
Sorry this didn’t help. Usually the problem always lies with the power supply of the msxtor enclosure. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. If so, try plugging straight into the wall outlet? I’m thinking that the enclosure itself has become faulty.
Sign in Already have an account? Any help would be appreciated. Which is basically to say that it did recognize that it was there device listed in device managerbut that the drive wasn’t funcitonal. He is unable to get the computer to recognize the drive. I love the Maxtor customer support answer.
Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 80gb External Hard-drive
As I found out the hard way, after long EMails to Maxtor, 33100 Personal Storage is a defective device that will not reproduceably be recognized by the Intel chip set [ Posted January 26, Basically in an attempt to save her stuff she brought it to me and i plugged it into my Laptop a Dell D and I was having the same problem as you have all been having.
Firstly, sorry for bumping up such an old topic, but seeing as it was on the first page of google search for “Maxtor not recognised” i figured it gets visited a fair perslnal by people with this same problem.
Hence the first question: Thats my theory anyway Sign In Sign Up.