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Which is basically to say that it did recognize that it was there device listed in device managerbut that the drive wasn’t funcitonal. Check the Graphics card manufacture’s download site for the most oersonal Windows 7 drivers for your card.

You may refer the link below for more information. Posted January 2, edited.

It worked fine, storagd properly and I am backing up all of my sisters info as I type. I’m thinking that the enclosure itself has become faulty.

So, what happens now?

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 80gb External Hard-drive

I love the Maxtor customer support answer. Then power on the PC and boot to Windows to check if the operating system detects the drive. If you’re interested in helping me diagnose the actual problem with pefsonalread on: One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it”. He is unable to get the computer to recognize the drive.


Any help would be appreciated. Couldn’t possibly be the Maxtor product. Create an account or sign in to comment You need stoeage be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. Posted January 3, When I hooked up his external to my computer XP I got a message: Or are maxror any proprietary measures that would prevent such an undertaking?


You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Posted January 27, Now, windows 7 won’t recognize the drive F: Just adding to the confirmation string. Is there someway I can bring back my data from this storage device? Posted December 20, Can it be removed and installed in a generic enclosure? To get it to work however, I tried all the stuff persoonal has been suggested so far, maxfor finally just tried switching the usb cords around with my usb hard drive.

As I found out the hard way, after long EMails to Maxtor, the Personal Storage ztorage a defective device that will not reproduceably be recognized by the Intel chip set [ The usb cable from my sisters hard drive works fine with mine so it is not as if the cable was damaged Edited July 6, by Lapse.


Maxtor Personal Storage – hard drive – 80 GB – USB Overview – CNET

Thanks for marking this as the answer. Go to your stirage manufacture’s support web site and check for Windows 7 drivers ;ersonal your specific model number. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Posted January 1, Thats my theory anyway Anybody else out there have such a problem?

Well, he picked up the maxtor drive today and when he gets home he calls me to tell me that his computer won’t recognize the drive. Occasionally, and unpredictably, the computer will recognize the Maxtor.