Thanks for your info. I have the 3200 external drive , I just need a driver for the unit. Reading thru the forum on 'Maxtor 3200 ' it seems that if you move the unit to a new pc, with a different os, for me I had a lap top running XP, now have a desk top running Windows 7, it's not happy. My little laptop died so I cant go backwards. Other family members have Vista, so no help there.
So yes, a compatable "driver" for a PC running Windows 7 would be a great start. Thanks - Richard