I have an old Maxtor 3200 External Hard USB Drive that I cannot get it to connect anywhere, and Seagate (bought Maxtor) does not give any support, workaround, drivers, etc, and I'm stuck with a drive that holds info that I need access to.
When you connect it, the message that pop up is "This USB device can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port... etc" ...so I've connected it to every USB port with no luck.
This drive was first connected to a Dell Dimension 2400, from where all data was backed-up from, but that computer's hard drive died and had to be replaced. A clean install of the OEM Windows system was done, but since unable to update it, we decided to replace it with Windows 7. That's when the issue with the drive came afloat, apparently Windows 7 does not recognize this drive, although the "can perform faster" message appeared.
So I fired up an old Gateway laptop running a pretty much updated Windows XP Home SP3, hoping that since back then the drive ran under a more or less equal system, it would now do so as well... but nope! the same error appears and I am unable to access the drive.
Following a recommendation read, I ran "drivecleanup.exe" on this laptop to delete any old USB drivers, but still no luck.
Also, once connected, I can see the drive's green light flashing and can barely listen some whirring and rotating sounds. The systems makes an attempt to load the correct drivers, in fact it shows that it found a "Maxtor 3200", but ends up telling that an error was found and that it may not be working properly.
Any help to regain access to it will be very much appreciated. Thanks in advanced! ;-}#