maxtor basics 500gb hard drive

  blkeen1967 21:46 18 Feb 2009

hi i bought a maxtor basics 500gb external hard drive which was working fine until recently.
now when i plug it in a message comes up saying "one of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it" . i plugged it into my laptop which runs with vista and it works fine. also i tried it in a friends xp pro and it works fine.
i am running xp pro sp 3. the driver showing on my friends xp pro is driver version 5.1.2535.0 which i can't find anywhere online.
any help much appreciated.

  MCE2K5 22:16 18 Feb 2009

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  blkeen1967 22:22 18 Feb 2009

yep tried all that but still wont recognize it. it's not even showing in the disc drives section of device manager it's in usb devices under unknown device. thanks anyway

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