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I have a Maxtor 9GY5A8-500 that I can't connect to my

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I have a Maxtor 9GY5A8-500 that I can't connect to my Windows 10 Surface Book. I have 1,000's of images I need to get to!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  Dustin replied 10 months ago.

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Question.. When you connect the device to your Surface pro.. And if you go to your windows explorer window where it shows your hard drive, cd drive, and connected devices with removable storage..

Is it showing the drive listed there?

If not, can you see it listed in the diskmgmt.msc interface?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I can't get the drive to appear at all. There does not appear to be a driver for this drive for windows 10. Least time I used it was possibly with windows 7 connected to the router via an eithernet cable. I don't see the drive either connected eithernet to the router or via a USB direct to the Surface Book
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
You still there?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It does not show up on diskmgmt.msc
Expert:  Dustin replied 10 months ago.

Are you familiar with the command prompt window ( admin ) ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am there what do you want me to do?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello... it is getting past bed time here in NC
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Dustin are you still there???????
Expert:  Dustin replied 10 months ago.

Good afternoon.. My apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

lets connect the non working drive.

Then open an admin command prompt

type in diskpart then hit enter.

then type in list disk and hit enter

How many disks does it see>?