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Maxtor 3200 not functioning

Last response: in Windows XP
January 3, 2012 9:38:38 AM

Hello,I have installed a maxtor 3200 it shows in my device manager and says funtioning properly but it does not show when trying to view drives so I cannot utilize the space.
January 3, 2012 9:47:16 AM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

It won't show anything if it's a fresh RAW drive with no file system.

Go into Control Panel;>Adminisrtative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management and format the drive with the NTFS file system, partition it as required and name the drive letters.