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Vantec NexStar 3.5" HD

I lost the CD that came with this HD. Whenever I connect it to my Windows XP laptop, it asks for the installation CD (because I never had it connected t this laptop before).

I'm hoping someone might know if there's a way to get this thing installed without the CD? I went to Vantec's website, but I get a lot of "Page Not Found" messages....

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Shouldn't need any SW to use that with XP

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Might try contacting Vantec if you still need the CD.

VAPCMD

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I did......

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I did that, but they're not responding. Not very good customer service.... Plain

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Any idea what was on the CD ?

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Where can I download WinXP/2000 drivers for the NexStar 3.5?

There are no drivers needed for the NexStar 3.5" enclosure. The NexStar 3.5" enclosure is plug and play compatible. That is, Windows XP/2000 will detect the unit without any additional drivers for both USB and Firewire. Only install the drivers if you are using Windows 98SE or Windows ME.

If you are using Windows XP or 2000 and are unable to get the hard drive to appear under My Computer, make sure the drive has been formatted and has a working partition. If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to Knowledgebase Article #10035, "How to format a new hard drive in WindowsXP/2000."

http://www.vantecusa.com/front/knowledge/index#

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A few Vantec units came with...

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Backup software or video software. But this is another example where we must backup our PC and the software needed to run it. The drive itself should work fine minus the other features if you just cancel.
Bob

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