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External Hardisk Maxtor 4 One Touch not detected

\015 External hard disk cannot be detected. help\015\012\015\012hi guys\015\012\015\012i have a 2.5inch external USB hard disk 250gb using it for almost 1 month now, it is Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini.\015\012\015\012and one day it just suddenly cannot be detected by winxp pro.\015\012\015\012when i plug in the hard disk, it will be powered up (with the LED lighted up)\015\012and the hard disk will be spinning.\015\012\015\012however, winXP pro will not detect any hard drive or any usb device.\015\012i tried using another com with vista. it also wont be detected.\015\012other devices like mp3 players can work though.\015\012\015\012what should i do now?\015\012thanks in advance.\015

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Have you tried different USB cables with the drive? If the drive is self powered (no ext power supply) which I think that one is, then it needs a really good cable to draw the 5 volts from the USB port. If you have tried a known working cable, then it could be the USB controller or the disk itself. You can buy the USB box on eBay really cheap and move the drive over.
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