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Question: Solved: Maxtor one touch ext. hard drive

I have a Maxtor one touch ext. hard drive that I let my DVR format so I could save some movies I recorded. Now that I don't need the movies any longer, I wanted to use it for backing up computer files but the DVR format must have removed the original software that was put on it to make it function so now my computer won't recognize it as a hard drive. It tells me that the drivers are loaded but I cant access it. I have been to the Seagate sites and can only find drivers to download but I can't find copies of the setup software that originally came with it. It was given to me by a friend that also no longer has the software. Does anyone have any idea where I could find this software?

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I am considering buying one for £170. Has anyone tried it and have any opinions? I need something simple and easy to use to back up my entire system and have been told this would do the job. Any views?

Answer:Maxtor One Touch II 300 mg hard drive

I have the maxtor one touch 200gb external drive and it is ace, it has now been running for over a year 24/7 and has never missed a beat.

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Ever since i installed this Hard Drive and tried to get a backup completed all i get when i look at the log is Internal error 8211 ,does anyone know how to fix this ,i am getting no joy from seagate.

Answer:maxtor one touch 4 external hard drive

click hereseems to be a problem with the included maxtor software.So sounds as if you need another back up software package and there is none better than Acronis at the moment.

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I purchased this drive online through ebuyer and as usual i get the rogue one in stock. After a few weeks the transfer rate went down to 1.1mbs.I emailed maxtor several times and they requested I run some diagnostics and send them the results. They are going to change the drive direct, just post and packing to pay for. Thumbs up to Maxtor, what a great service. The whole problem was resolved in 2 days and my new drive came in 5 working days. So I now recommend Maxtor to anyone

Answer:maxtor one touch usb hard drive 200gig

nice to see theyre keeping up the Good service..however same can be said for seagate & Western digital

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I bought this a few months ago on the recommendation of someone in this forum.Despite my difficulties with the Retrospect software, it appears to work well, and quite quickly, given that my PC only has USB1.1.However, there are a couple of things that make me a little nervous. The first is that there are times when the drive is powered down and yet emits quite a loud buzzing noise (and the vibrations can be felt in both the keyboard and my desk), although most of the time it is fairly quiet. There seems to be no reason why it should suddenly become noisy when powered down - I do not recall it making this noise when it is actually backing up.Secondly, I still use floppy discs for backing up small files. I notice that, when doing so, the Maxtor powers up, even though I have not taken action to do this.Any thoughts from Maxtor owners, please?

Answer:Maxtor "One Touch" 120Gb USB 2 Hard Drive

i think i would be just a little worried about strange noises.check it out

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Having purchased this item 5 years ago on windows xp, I now have windows vista home premium. Can the maxtor be used on vista with same installation discs?E [email protected]/02/10

Answer:Maxtor one touch external hard drive

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Hi:

I've plugged this guy up to three different computers now, even my new one...and it doesn't show. Not in disk management, or anywhere...no signs of life.

Basically, I have to figure out any way I can get the info off of this thing, if there is a way.

Has anyone ran into the solution?

Thanks for any help.

Specs:

Pentium 4
Windows xP
One Touch Family I USB
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch External Hard Drive Detection

Have to start with the obvious...sorry...does it have a power on light that indicates the unit is on?

When you plug it in do you hear the "USB Tone" that indicates new hardware found?

Likewise, if you click on the "safely remove hardware" icon on the taskbar, is the device shown there?

Have you tried different USB cables?

Have you thought about exchanging it for a new one?
 

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My brother gave me his older Maxtor Hard Drive, the One Touch but he threw tha manual away, it gave with this "base" or plastic thing that would let the maxtor stand. And I am not sure if I am suppose to attack this hard drive with the stand. I think it is inconvenient because I bring my hard drive to different places.

Here is a Maxtor One Touch, laying down:
http://www.erenumerique.fr/images/stockage/20031223/maxtor-pers.jpg

Here is a Maxtor One Touch with a base/stand and standing:
http://www.lordpercy.com/maxtoronetouch.jpg

So here are some questions:
_1) What is the propery way to use my One Touch?
__a) I must always use it standing up with a stand?
__b) I could use it standing up, or laying down, doesn't matter even if the ____Disk's are verticle or parrallel to gravity?

_2) How do I properly turn off the External Hard Drive?
__a) Safely Remove Plug and Play?
__b) Or I could just press the off button?
__c) dont do ANYTHING ur hard drive will die, just turn off computer then ____turn off the drive?

_3) How come everytime I add and remove data, copy and paste, and I wait a few seconds to make sure the drive isn't active, I can't safely remove hardware?

4) Is it better to keep the external hard drive on all day? or turn it off after each use? what happens if I keep on turning it on and off because I keep on saving backup data every 2 hours?

Thanks, for any help I can get man.
 

Answer:How do I use my Maxtor One Touch External Hard Drive Properly?

If you copy data data to it regularly leave it on.
If you only use it once a day,just turn it on then turn it off.

Use the "Safely Remove" hardware icon,or
if it`s got a power switch use that.

It will work vertically and horizontally.

Don`t bang it,or submerse it in boiling acid.

Manual HERE
 

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Please, can anyone help me my Maxtor ext hard drive stopped working. I was using UTorrent when i was going to get on Guild Wars so i exited UTorrent and played for a couple of hours. Then i went back to watch some bleach and my drive wasnt in my computer. I check but it was on but no lights. I turned it off then back on but nothing. please help its a 300 gb hard drive and it was almost full.
 

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I know this is not perhaps a technical problem but I am biding for MAXTOR ONE TOUCH EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE 300GB on ebay it is approximatley 18 months old it is going at the moment for £74.00and has Firewire Connectivity. My question is what would be a reasonable price for this drive bearing in mind it is second hand unit. Again sorry as I know this is not really a technical question.

Answer:MAXTOR ONE TOUCH EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE 300GB

...if it's 2nd hand! Try looking in computer fairs etc. you'll get a better deal there!

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yes I had a problem before after i had gotten a virus all of my documents and folder dissapeared off of my external Maxtor 4 onetouch. I knew that they had to stil be there because the space was still being occupied. I went to a forum where somebody told me a command propmt and i could see in fact if my folders and documents were still there. so I did and they were. and slowly I really do not remember how I was able to acsess them again. well i just had to re-do windows and The maxtor drive looks like it is doing the same thing again. none of my folders are visible yet I know they are there because the space is still taken up. how do I get them to show again and what is that command prompt. Thank you, Alan P

Answer:[SOLVED] Maxtor 4 one touch drive help PLEASE!!

They might be hidden. Go to Control Panel>Folder Options>View. Scroll down to "Hide hidden files and folders" un-check it and "Hide System files" then go to the files and folders in the drive and right click each one then select Properties uncheck "Hidden" select Apply then OK.
Click on this link File and Folder - Hide or Unhide - Windows 7 Forums

for more in-depth how to.

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Install and setup; Maxtor One Touch 4, 500GB External Hard Drive, and install; Acronis True Image Home Program

NOTE: See system specs below for my current setup.


I need advice and recommendations, and any pitfalls to avoid, to ensure that I end up with a trouble-free install and operating system.

I want to install and add both of the above to my current setup, but am uncertain about the best way to go about achieving a successful result.I intend to add the HD to take some pressure off my ACER C: Drive [12GB free of 52.1GB], by moving some programs that I have on it, to the Ext HD.Once the Ext HD is installed, is it possible to just do a 'drag and drop' of programs, from the C: Drive, across to the new ?: Drive? Am I able to designate or give the new Ext HD a name? eg. H: Drive.I'm also presuming that the new Ext HD will need to be 'hardlined' and powered on, only while I want to use the programs etc on it, and when doing updates via IE7. Does that sound right?I want to install the Acronis True Image program to the Ext HD, as 'insurance' to clone the content of my Notebook, its systems, functions, settings etc. Does this seem right?Some of the programs that I intend to move to the Ext HD include these and similar others; Family Tree Maker, Photo Shop, Irfan View, Real Player, Open Office etc. Do these appear to 'qualify' for movement to the Ext HD?Are there any issues that I should be aware of, that could affect operations with the Brother MFC-465CN printer/scanner etc.... Read more

Answer:Setup Maxtor One Touch 4, 500GB External Hard Drive and Acronis True Image 11 Home.

Yes you can give the HD a new name. Vista will assign a drive letter, but you can change that later if you wish.

No, you will not be able to 'drag and drop' most installed programs to the new drive. You may have to re-install them. The registry entries will be pointing to their old location and the apps won't start.

By hardlined, I assume you mean plugged in and switched on? Yes, it needs to be 'hardlined' to access the drive.

Using Acronis is a good idea.

Another thing you may want to do before using the external drive is format it as NTFS, to avoid any installation problems if the drive is formatted in Fat32 etc.

Your printer should be fine.

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i have just installed a new maxtor HD . and it isnt viewable in my computer .. but i do see it in the device manager , i have tried all three settings . master cable select and slave . none of the setting would allow me to see the HD in my computer .. but asi say . i can see it in the device manager ..
would like to get this space available . any thoughts or sugestion ??
cheers
 

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I am having an issue with a Maxtor Model Number 92739U6 hard drive. I have just finished formatting and installing windows xp home edition. Everything was going ok until I restarted the computer.

First right after I restarted the computer I got an error message A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+Del.

I was unsure what caused this error message so I started to research this issue on Maxtor’s website and they advised me to use fdisk /mbr to repair the error. I did that and restarted the computer.

Same Error….

The thing I can’t figure out is why I am able to boot right to windows using a boot disk.

Can anyone tell me what I should do next?

What would I have to get windows to load without a boot disk?
 

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Hello,
How do I format my hard drive, and create a boot disk so that I can clean out my old hard drive and then reinstall Win98 plus my device drivers? I have a new MSI 845 Ultra -AR motherboard with Pentium 4 and I am in the process of completing my building of a new PC. I still am using my old 10.2 Gbyte Maxtor hard drive from my previous Gateway PC but I want to clean it out and then re-install Win98 plus my device drivers. Thanks for all of your help in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Formating my Maxtor Hard Drive...

For boot disk, go to Add/Remove Programs > Startup Disk. To format HD, boot using boot disk and use the command

Code:
format c:
.

Make sure you save all of your drivers and files you need on a CD or different partition before continuing.
 

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Thats the message Powermax is giving me. Can this drive be fixed? Can I do it? Any programs available. It's a relatively new hard drive.
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor hard drive failing

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I have a Maxtor D740X-6L 40gb drive but there are no details marked on the drive casing for me to enter into the BIOS. The BIOS shows most items as AUTO and everything works OK but I need to enter the drive details into the BIOS because when I use Acronis TI7 I cannot make a drive restore when using the TI startup disk as it says it cannot find any hard drives. (When I exit TI the PC starts normally).

I figured that if I fed the drive details into the BIOS instead of AUTO it might enable TI to 'see' the hard drive at TI startup.

I have Googled the drive but I cannot find the relevant details as required by the BIOS; namely -

cylinders
head
sector
CHS capacity
Maximum LBA capacity
(although I think the last two might be automatic, currently shown as 0mb)

Usually this kind of information is marked on the drive itself but not in this case.

Can anybody advise, please?

johnni
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor hard drive details required

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I have an old 40 gig Maxtor hard drive, and it doesn't show any jumper settings on it. The hard drive died and I have some data on it I would like to attempt to recover. I need to figure out how to set it to a slave before I can do that, does anyone know how to set this thing as a slave?

If you need any additional info, I'll try my best.
 

Answer:Solved: Jumper settings on my old Maxtor hard drive.

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Does anyone know how to tone down the acoustics of this hard drive, while it is seeking it makes an annoying clicking noise.

I dont think it is a prob with this particular drive, Just a common problem with this model of drive.

I have tried amset, this only finds the ide drive and not the sata.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Noisy Maxtor 6l250so Sata Hard Drive

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Help please i have a maxtor 500gb external hard drive that i store all my music on. i was quite happy listening to some when all of a sudden it stopped checked in my computer and the hard drive wasn't listed as being connected. so i presumed it had become unplugged somehow, checked all connections from drive to laptop and they were solid, but it came apparent that the green power light was not on checked the plug and it was still plugged in and when i pull cable out of drive and try plugging it back in the light comes on for a short period of time (1-2 seconds) then goes back out again.
Now i have over 40,000 tracks stored on there 90% are backed up but is this a fault with the drive itself or the power supply unit??
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor 500gb external hard drive issue

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I have a maxtor hard drive SATA 200GB as my main drive and a second drive D.
Very recently when I have noticed that my computer took longer to boot into windows. Applications seem to take a bit longer than usual to load.
I have XP SP2 installed. I defragment my drive every few weeks so its not a defragment problem however when I try to defrag it now, it takes many times longer to do so.
Also for a scan disk of C: (chkdsk on boot) it took 6 hours to get to about 25%. So there must be a problem. I can hear the hard drive loading sound for a few seconds and then there is a very long pause maybe about 10-20 minutes. It should only take a few hours the last time i did it maybe about 5 hours. Something is wrong.

When I transfer a large file like 1gb into my drive D it takes 15 minutes. Which is a bit long for a SATA enabled hard drive. I have had this drive for about 2 years now and it has never gone this slow before.

I have downloaded the seatools from the maxtor website which diagnoses the drive. The tool ran slow but my hard drive passed the tests.

Also when I ran that scan disk, it did say there was a mirror copy of something and also some other things. I think it had the word security in it so it deleted somethings. It mentioned indexes and some files.
I forgot most of it.

I have checked my D drive and it is running fine and unaffected.
Also I noticed during bootup that on the windows logo screen, the one with the bar moving from left to right that it freezes for about 5 ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Maxtor SATA hard drive slow all of a sudden

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how to format a MAXTOR ONE TOUCH III 1TB EXTERNAL HARD for win XP? any info would be really great. Thanks
 

Answer:how to format a MAXTOR ONE TOUCH III 1TB EXTERNAL HARD for win XP?

Right-click My Computer/Manage/Disk Management.
Right-click the drive to format.
 

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For anyone who as TESTED one of these:

1) DID you get the drive to be recognized in WINDOWS XP (sp2) WITHOUT, i repeat, without INSTALING ANY drivers from Seagate / Maxtor?

2) If you Installed the Maxtor Software (not Retrospect... tsk), just the "MaxUtilities" to manage the drive, DID YOU GET a new device called "Maxtor Personal Storage Driver" (used by the SECURITY SETTINGS that these drives support, i suppose)?

3) Has ANY of you REMOVED those drivers and get the drive working fine? (Assuming you Did not entered any PASSWORD to protect the drive)

I really would like to hear from someone with the drive.
I have a One Touch III USB/Firewire.

Thanks.
 

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I have a Maxtor One Touch 200GB external USB/Firewire drive. The drive has been working fine for months... well until now.

Windows no longer recognizes the drive under "My computer"
I have checked the device manager, it says device is working, I have checked the USB Hub controllers in device manager, "working fine".

If I press the "one touch" button, then my computer starts the Retrospect program, but that program doesn't recognize the drive is exists either.

I am using USB connection, as I don't own a FireWire cable, but if that might work, I'll go buy one. The drive is humming normal, lights on, but if I try to boot my computer with the drive on, then the computer "hangs" up, when I turn the Maxtor off, the computer continues the boot sequence.

I hope someone can help
 

Answer:HELP PLEASE HELP with Maxtor One Touch External Drive

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Does anyone know how I can resolve the issue of not being able to see my Maxtor One Touch II external drive on my recently upgraded PC to Vista. Seem to be able to see the drive on XP Pro.

Answer:External Maxtor One Touch II drive and Vista

1) Dumb question but have you installed any drivers you may need? 2) Do other USB/Firewire devices show up if you plug them in?3) If it's plugged in via usb, try firewire, or vice versa4) go to start->run (or windows key+r) and put in compmgmt.msc then go to drive management to see if it's listed there, without a drive letter, if it is, you can right click it and assign a drive letter to it.5) None of that works, I would suggest speaking to Maxtor tech support.

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i am looking at the above external and want to use it ghost my notebook.

My toshiba is pentium 4, intel pentium 4, 40 gigs, 1.9 ghz.

The hard drive is one of the new models out and is 250 gigs and has the feature Lock Drive which is supposed to be a security feature if the drive is stolen.

I use symantec's Ghost to Image my drive and I can use a bootable disk for an external usb 2.0 in the event of a crash.

What I am wondering about is if anyone knows how the "lock drive " feature works.
I have been told that if it is like an encryption feature with a password that my bootable disk for the external drive will be of no use in a crash as I won't be able to get to the point of putting in a password.

Security of my external drive is important to me due to the nature of my profession and thus I am looking for a way to Image on the external but have it secure and yet be able to get to the ghost if the system crashes.

I hope that there are members that may be familiar with this model of Maxtor and will be able to comment.

I have looked at the 160 gig Western Didital external drive and was going to use cryptainer for security and that was when I was advised that I would not be able to access my ghost image in the event of a crash and so that is why i am asking if anyone knows what "Lock Drive" is?

Thankyou
 

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One day I plug in the USb and the PC doesn't see it.No strange noises but I am told that masxtor cannot recover the data unless a specialist does it for £800 +.The retailier MCM in Oxford is their usual helpless self.What can I do? The data isn't worth that much - only my whole library of digital photos - I can just about live without that.It's the principle of it.How should I back up now and what to?

Answer:Failure of Maxtor One Touch USB3 External drive

Is the drive completely dead? or can it be seen on another computer?I would suggest that you back up your data using DVD discs.

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Hope someone maybe able to help. I have a Maxtor External Mini Touch II The Drive is recognised on one computer but not recognised on the computer I wish to use it with.
 

Answer:Maxtor External Mini Touch II Drive not recognised

Are the computer's different in any way?
- Mac vs PC
- 32-bit Windows vs 64-bit Windows
 

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OK so heres the situation, I need to get a computer already on a secure network to accept the users ID and have a default setting or individual setting for each user logging on. Then when they push the one-touch it should back up their individual profile? Is this plausible cause in my attempts I wasn't fully able to get this sort of feature adjusted properly.
 

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Hey all, i was using my Maxtor One Touch on my laptop when i hit an error and it shutdown (error is unknown at this point) when i rebooted, a small pop up told me that a file wasnt saved properly on the HDD and that it couldnt make the save to some file (sorry that i cant find it out, it happened to long ago and i cant recreate the error)
Now whenever i plug it into any of 3 computers ive tried, it either wont recognize, wont show up at all, or installing the driver results in an error and takes forever

i have tried viewing the HDD in computer management, it does show up but it says its not intialized
im currently running windows XP SP3 and ive also tried it on windows 7 with no luck
 

Answer:Solved: Can't Access My Maxtor One Touch

Did you initialize it, partition it, and format it?
 

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I don't believe this! I've somehow deleted my installer for my external Maxtor One Touch 4 (500GB) hard drive. It's no longer in the folder where I had it. I can still use the device, but this means I can no longer backup my files with the special software.

I am somebody who reinstalls Windows a lot and was planning on doing a reinstall very soon - so I need that installer!

Is there a way to download the installer online? There has to be!

Or - the installer may have just been misplaced on some random place on the hard drive. But I'd have no idea how to search for it.

Please somebody help me out - if you own this device could you at least upload the installer online for me?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Lost my Installer for Maxtor One Touch 4!!!

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I have a 500 gb Maxtor One Touch 4 plus external back-up drive. It is suppose to back everything up every night at 10:00, but it seems to be full. I want it to dump each previous day's back-up when it backs up, but I don't think it is doing this and I have no idea how to change it. I have clicked on every link/button I can find on the Maxtor Manager and am at a loss as to how to fix it. By the way, no, a back-up wouldn't overfill it because the "stuff" on both of my internal hard drives only amounts to about 230 gb. The Maxtor shows as being totally full, however. I have tried to look at the user's manual but cannot get it to fully download (that is for another post).
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor One Touch won't back up! Too full!

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I have a Maxtor OneTouch 250GB external hard drive which comes with One touch and Retrospect software. Until it has been working fine but now I get the followong error message when I press the one touch button.

Retrospect.exe - application error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application

I've tried unistalling the two applications and reinstalling them but so far without success. Can anyone advise. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor one touch/Retrospect fails to initialise

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My Maxtor One Touch 3 continues to work flawlessly, but it's started making a strange "breathing" noise, even when disconnected from the computer.

It's kind of a throaty noise that comes and goes on about a 7 second cycle, with 2 sec. "on" and 5 sec. "off". It sounds very much like somebody snoring faintly, with about that kind of rhythm, and it's just barely audible from 4 feet away.

I'm attaching a zipped mp3 recording that I made by holding the unmounted HD up near the built-in computer mic.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor One Touch TB, strange noise, still works ok

Wow.. thats a pretty funny sound. LOL.

Anyways, back to the problem.
First thing I would get any important data off the HDD. Strange noises from a HDD usually means impending doom.
Then go to www.Seagate.com to download and install their Diagnosis utility. (Seagate owns the Maxtor brand)
If the test comes up bad and the drive is still under warranty, contact customer support.
Otherwise, look for a new HDD.
 

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Greetings all

I am about ready to dump this thing. I purchased it quite a few years ago and never had a problem with it until recently (about 5 days ago). Like an old shoe it just sat in a dark corner doing its thing. I suspect there was some unexpected issue that may have shut the "puter" down but I'm not sure since it belongs to my wife.

I have tried searching all over the net and various folks report having varing issues with their Mass Storage Devices and there never seems to be a resolution to any of them that I can find.

I did a clean up and re-installed the sofeware and all of that is ok but the problem is the control panel "System" entry identified as USB Mass Storage Device for the One Touch is not recognized and I am unable to fine a driver to remedy the issue.

I've searched the forum and can't find any resolutions that would help me.
IN a brand X forum someone suggested shutting the cpu down unplugging from electrical outlet and waiting for a few minutes before powering up. The funny thing here is 11 of 11 folks claim it resolved their issue.....but it surely didn't help me.

The device is associated with a Dell Pentium 4 ( I know, I know..an older box, (Lol) but it still works running XP Professional & Service Pack 3)

Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.
MackAtMidnight
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor One Touch III 320gig Mass Storage Device Driver Issue

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xp cannot find it.......disk manager can.....do format and no drive letter help please.....thank you


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help trying to initialize an external hard drive on xp home ed

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i may not know enough about the problem to completly describe it...but i will begin......an 80 gig external hard drive was given to me..it was rebuilt on a win 2000 system....my home edition of win xp--reconginzes it....as disk 1- in disk manager....however it is not formatted or able to be found, and does not have a drive letter assigend to it... i logged on as "administrator" ...in safe mode, to see if i could get the drive path settings option to come up in disk manager ...i could not-------does any of this make any sense to anyone?.......that option still does not come up..under user or administrator...in disk managment--so it is unformatted and has no drive letter......thus xp cannot find it......

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model ME051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1396 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 12/22/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
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Answer:maxtor external hard drive unformatted and undesignated by drive letter

What size is the hard drive?

Do you know what motherboard you have?

STEP 1: CHECK POWER (click for expanded instructions further down the page)


Verify that the drive light and the light on the AC adapter (power supply) is illuminated normally.
It is sometimes necessary to contact Technical Support for troubleshooting and/or possibly to replace the power supply if it behaves unusually.





STEP 2: CHECK CABLING (click for expanded instructions further down the page)



Confirm that your USB/Firewire cable is firmly connected in a port that is on the rear of your desktop computer (if you have a desktop).
Try another USB or Firewire port.
If your drive is powered only by USB, such as the FreeAgent Go, the Maxtor OneTouch mini, and the Seagate Portable drive, then the drive's cable has two USB connectors. Try connecting both of the free USB connectors into a USB port for maximum power availability.
Avoid connecting the drive via a USB hub for now.



STEP 3: WINDOWS SERVICE PACKS


Follow these instructions to ensure that your installation of Windows XP/2000 has been updated to the latest Windows Service Pack.

Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties.

The System Properties window will appear. On the General tab (which will be at the front), see the "System:" information.

For Windows 2000: Update to Service Pack 4.

For Windows XP: Update to Service Pack 2.

Allow your computer to complete the installation ... Read more

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Trying to make my Maxtor hard drive a slave drive to my new HP computer.  Bought a external case and hooked it up but can not access information.  I was told to make the external drive a slave.  The jumpers look as if it was already a slave DS has no Jumper, CS Enabled has jumper, not sure what to do.

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive

Do you have this info on top of the drive ? ?

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Evening all, I have just got the above hard drive from Dabs, 80 gig, 8 mb buffer, model number 6Y080P0. I installed it first as a slave drive using Maxblast3 running as a floppy and then copied my XP Pro installation over to it. It is recognised in device manager as the correct model and also in My Computer but each time I boot up I get the Found New Hardware Wizard asking if I want to install the hard drive. I have tried connecting to the net in the hope that it will find drivers and install them but no joy and anyway if it is recognised in Device Manager why does this wizard come up? Formatting it within Windows and then reinstalling XP makes no difference.Apart from that it is very noisy, certainly a lot more than the Seagate it is replacing. Anybody any experience of these drives?

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Irishman Not sure of the answer to the first part of your question but regarding the noise. I have two of these drives same size as yours, they are whisper quiet. [Fluid bearings]I can literally put my ear next to the case and the only thing I hear is the soft swish of air from the exhaust fan at the rear of the PC.When the drives are being written to/read from you need to look at the drive lights flashing to be certain they are working. j.

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This is my very first post on a computer forum, so forgive me for sounding like an idiot. I built my own computer a couple years ago. Everything has been functioning perfectly, for the most part. Recently I noticed that the computer sasys that I only have 34 of my 120 Gigs of space on my hard drive. What would cause the computer to not recognise all of the space? Please help!

Answer:Maxtor 120 Gig. Hard Drive

I need more information before I can help you. How is your drive partitioned? How much space have you used on your hard drive? What OS are you using? What file system are you using?

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 i have a maxtor personal storage 3100 external hard drive. i am trying to access it through ms explorer and i get an error message that says "I:\ is not accessiblethe request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"what can i do?!!??!

Answer:maxtor hard drive

1.This problem is typically caused by a failing cable that connects the drive to the computer. Check all the cables and be sure they are placed firmly.2.Run SFC and see if it replaces any missing OS files.To run SFC go to -Start-Run-and type sfc/scannow or from command window type the same thing.3.Uninstall and re- install the drive.

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I have a Maxtor hard drive (S/N L632X08G) that I am using as an external on my PC. It worked fine for about 8 months and then recently I purchased a MacBook and wanted to switch over my files. The first time I plugged it in via USB, it showed up and I imported my music collection of 80gb into iTunes but the files remained on the hard drive. I moved my setup into a different room and ever since then the hard drive will not show up. A few times I have gotten an error along the the lines of "Mac OSX cannot read disk blah blah" with the choices to Initialize and something else. But 9/10 times it won't show up in disk utility. I have tried to reconnect it to my PC but it doesn't show up there either. Help me please
 

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So here's the deal: I would like to put an old hard drive that was given to me into my computer. So I wanted to test it out to make sure it didn't have any viruses and to see if it had been wiped clean or not. Well I hooked it up to an old computer of mine and I checked the hard drive space and was told that it had 2 partitions of 6 Gb each. I went ahead and loaded up fdisk on Win98, deleted all partitions and set up a new primary partition with max space and active. Then I reformatted the drive and loaded up windows and was told that I only have 7.8 Gb now. Well I looked on the cover of the hard drive and noticed that there should be 13.5 Gb so I'm basically missing a lot of space. If someone could please help me recover that space it'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Ohyea and here are the specs for the hard drive:Maxtor Hard DriveModel #: 91366U4HDA: 04APCBA: 07AUnique: 23ACode: RA530JN0

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive Help

Is the hard drive showing at its proper size in your BIOS?When you run FDISK did you say "Y" when it asked if you needed large disk support?If you are running windows XP you could also just trying partitioning the drive within windows (I assume this is a 2nd drive in addition to whatever drive you have windows on)To do that go to START->Control Panel->Admin Tools (may need to have it set to classic view to see admin tools)Double click "Computer management" and click on "Disk management"It will then display your hard drives installed.  NOTE:  Be sure you select the proper drive and do not delete patitions you want to keep!  Right click on the area of your maxtor that you want to use, delete that 7.8 GB partition you made and then right click it again to create a partition, then right click it again to format.

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My maxtor 200g hd is acting funny. when i open my computer to look at the contents it only lists the items on the drive through the letter "c". I ran the error check and get an error after phase 2 "windows cannot complete". The drive is NTFS and two partions E 39g and G 150g. G is the only part that is having the difficulty. E works fine. This is not my primary drive so my computer still operates. I also moved some files off of G without trouble and for some got a cyclical redundancy check error and the file would not move?
Running XP Pro.

Any ideas or help will be great.
 

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My computer system Bord went out, Would like to hook up as a slave to another computer and retrieve data from it. The operating system is XP on both, can this be done.

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Yes you can. GOOGLE [transfer files}

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I just bought a Maxtor 300 gig hard drive, but when I insert my bootable Windows XP (no SP2) CD, it only recongized 140 gigs when I tried to create a partition.

My motherboard is ASUS P5LD2, and my BIOS is up to date.
How can I use all the hard dive space when I create partition during Windows installtion?

Thank you in advance.
 

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It seems I'm not 100% out of the woods just yet. I had a plethora of issues earlier that led to me having to do a recovery/windows reinstall on my computer recently. You can read all about that at this thread: http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=336176#post336176.

I am now having a strange issue since recovering the computer where it seems that everytime I try to open my G drive, the 160 GB Maxtor hard drive, it freezes up on me. In total I have 4 hard drives on this machine. 2 40 GB drives, 1 160 GB drive and 1 200 GB drive. They are set with a Promise/Raid configuration as per my motherboard...an Asus P4C 800 Deluxe.

The window that would be showing the contents of the drive will freeze up when I try to explore the contents of the drive through "my computer" and my mouse pointer will intermittetly freeze on the screen several times. I have to try using ctrl+alt+delete to shut it down but most of the time have to hit the reset button on the computer. I sure hope this 160 GB drive isn't trying to fail on me. I've also noticed that when I double click on shortcuts on my desktop that point to programs on that drive also cause this weird freezing issue. This all seemed to start after me recovering the system. The only 2 things I did differently when recovering than what I normally do is that I installed the Promise/Raid configuration AFTER recovery and I changed the defualt file system on the 40 GB drive that is home to windows and n... Read more

Answer:Problems with 160 GB Maxtor Hard drive

Your systems power supply is probably working beyond it's max output, and is dieing. The 160GB + hard drives get very hot. Heat = lots of current draw. I aso have 4 hard drives, a CD/DVD burner and a DVD ROM. I have a 80GB, 60GB and 2 40GB drives in a Antec server case full tower, with an Antec 350 Watt power supply... The system is over 1 year old
 

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Hey guys

I have a Maxtor Hard Drive hooked up to my Mac Book Pro and the other day (midway through using it!) it lost power supply, By this I mean the disk has ceased to spin and the light on the hard drive has gone out. I think it is a fault with the power input and I need a second opinion. It is not a fuse in plug as I have changed power leads but there is a power inverter before the power lead gets to the hard drive - what is the chances its a fault with this - there is a light on the power pack but it flickers when I plug it into the drive yet the hd doesn't move, light up or even fart!

Help!

Thanks Tom
 

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive - no power!

What Model Maxtor External is this? I had a Maxtor PS3000 die on me, it turned out to the electronics in the enclosure died but the drive itself was fine. Ended up installing it interrnal in one of my systems.
 

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Hello,

I have a Maxtor 500 gig Hard drive. I got it a while back as a gift and never had a chance to use it until I got an external case for it. However, when I first started the HDD up, my computer only registered a 150 gig hard drive. I thought that was odd, so I tried to reformat it, but I kept on getting only 150. I tried atleast 3 different external cases and they all gave me the same result.

Does anyone know how to fix this or have anything that I can try to see what's wrong with my Hard drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:500 Gig Maxtor Hard Drive shows up as 150 gig

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I'm trying to recover data from a functioning Maxtor 33073U4.   It is formatted Fat32 and running Windows 98.  I removed the J50 jumper (and another horizontal jumper that I'm not quite sure why it was there) and hooked it up as the slave.  My master is a Hitachi HDt722525DLAT80 running Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP3 with NTFS file system. The drive is visible in the boot menu, however when i try to boot from it I receive an error message "himem.sys is working improperly (error 502)" and I can get no further.  While in Windows XP, i  cannot see the drive in My Computer, as there is no drive letter assigned to it.  I can see it in Disk Management, and when i right click on the drive, my only option is to "Delete partition".I really want to recover my personal data from this hard drive before i discard it, is there anyway i can get to it without reformatting this Maxtor drive?Also, I only have a CD drive, no floppy drive and practically no experience with MSDOS or boot disc. (I don't have a windows disc, it was preloaded but i have a gateway recovery disc somewhere).Please help thankyou.

Answer:Trouble using an old Maxtor hard drive

Update: I'm thinking about buying a Hard Drive Enclosure or a IDE to USB adaptor, does anyone have any advice about this?Will it work and does anyone have an experience using either?

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Have Windows XP with everything updated, all service packs in place, driver updated.

While my computer will recognize the Maxtor 3200 USB external hard drive and I can even populate/format it, I can't transfer any files to it and it doesn't show up on my Windows Explorer function.

I have done a search on this problem with no successful tips as of yet.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this to work?

Thanks
 

Answer:Help with Maxtor external hard drive

In my computer right click the usb external device
choose properties
choose autoplay tab
select open folders to view files using windows explorer.

You may also check on the other settings tabs.

If this does not work or the USB device is not listed in my computer
take it back to the shop and get them to demonstrate, on another pc that it is working.

Studio T
 

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Answer:I have a 15 gb Maxtor hard drive that reads 1.9gb

I have Maxtor 15gb drive from my old computer a K6 233.When installed in my P4 1.8 it can only read the drive as a 1,99 gb drive,Can i get the other 13gb without formating the drive.I do sean to have the kiss of death of all things to do with computers.

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Hi,My Maxtor 160GB sata hardrive three months old has become noticeably noisy i checked to see if it was the CPU fan by disconnecting the hardrive and it disappeared.When the red light flickers the noise coincides with the light,the noise is like a squeaky sound,is this normal.Regards Martin.
 

Answer:Maxtor hard drive noisy

No, I would say it's not normal. But you knew that already or you wouldn't be here. I would backup any important data and replace the drive. If it's only three months old, it should still be under warranty.
 

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I recently bought a (180gb) external MAXTOR hardrive. It was connected via FIREWIRE.
Well it was working fine formatted as NTFS. But all of a sudden I go to access it and it cannot be recognized...and it looks like the file format is RAW.

I have know clue what happened.
I have some criticle data on it that I need. my last resort is one of those recovery services.

But isn't there a tool or something I can repair so I can atlease get the data off?

Any Ideas?
Thanks
Ken
 

Answer:Help recovering MAXTOR hard drive

I've used this before, and it seems to work fine..

http://www.ontrack.com/

Easy Recovery Pro

Has a trial that allows you to see files that have been deleted - so you know if it can get your files back. Good luck!
 

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I removed the harddrive from my other XP Pro tower, its a Maxtor 100 gb PATA 133 HDD & would like to know how to hook it up to the tower I'm on now to possible remove some tunes & pictures.
Picture attached
 

Answer:Checking out a Maxtor hard drive

Well, you do the opposite of what you did on the XP tower.

1. Secure the the HDD in the HDD bay.
2. Connect the power and IDE cables to the HDD
3. Power up your PC and check the BIOS to see if your HDD is being detected.

BUT FIRST, you might want to check the jumper setting on the Maxtor, to make it a Slave drive.

If the HDD was the only (or primary) drive in the XP tower, chances are it is configured as the Master drive, which will of course cause a conflict in your current tower.

this guide shows the jumper settings for your HDD:

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/manuals/diamondmax_10_product_manual_pata.pdf
@mods: Had to double post because of the link-post count restriction.
 

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I have Win XP, and I now have a new Maxtor 500 gb external hard drive. I didn't care for the automated back up software included thereon, so I have just been using it to backup. It has files and folders included with my files that I was wondering if ok to delete, or at least backup to a data cd and remove from the drive. They are:

Folders:
MacOneTouch.app
Bin
drivers
EULA (contains .rtf files)
guides

Files:
autorun.inf
launch.ini
launch.exe
mxoicon6.ico
onetouch4.dmg
 

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i accidently locked my maxtor harddrive. dont know how or what code was used but i did. also the comp that i locked it on is gone. is there a master key to unlock the mactor drives? any help will be apreciated. THANKS

Answer:maxtor hard drive locked?

Yer toast. LOL
Bet you won't do that again, will ya mate!?!! ROFL

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here's the problem my drive has died on me,tried quite a lot of things to no avail.drive does not make any noise when i start it up.does'nt even register on my pc,here are some specs:- barracuda 7200.10,320 gb,seagate,ultra sata,tried seagate web site ,could'nt help,any help would be greatly appreciated as i only just put photo's on it .and i would like to get them back

Answer:maxtor external hard drive

If not powering up then first check fuse in plug to drives power supply.
If power supply Ok try in another machine.
Drive can be removed from case and connected into another case or direct to a spare sata point in your PC (Not Laptop)

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Alright so I have this old maxtor hard drive that im trying to plug into my laptop. It has shown up before once or twice but now when i plug it in it makes the noise that any other usb plug in makes but will not show up in My Computer.. i have seen other help sites but i dont understand what they are saying or telling me to do.. can anyone help me get it to show up. i have stuff on it also i would like to not have to delete it.

thanks so much
 

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Losing that hard drive must have been tough, I suppose it's possible to get attached to a hard drive. Mine stopped working a few weeks back and now I feel bad, because I just trashed it and bought another one. No fine ceremony or anything. Anyway, you have my sympathy and I hope you get over it, I guess no other hard drive will ever fill the boots of that old drive. Just kidding, nice little movie ( a bit slow on my dial-up though).

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I have a computer with a 1.99GB hard drive, which is not big enough for my family. I have a Maxtor 2GB one that I would like to put in as a slave. On the Maxtor it reads

Master/Single On
Slave Off
Jumper J20

where do I put the jumpers to make the Maxtor the slave drive? And do I have to put jumpers on the one that is in the computer already to make it the Master? Thanks.
 

Answer:Jumpers on Maxtor Hard Drive

Leave the jumper off totally. Depending on the first one, what brand it is, you may have to change that jumper. It should already be jumpered as master. Hook this one up, pop into the bios setup and see if it appears.
 

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I have been using a Maxtor 6 external hard drive for a bout a year now without any problems at all. Yesterday all of a sudden it isn't being recognized my my computer. It shows the original internal drive c but not the external drive d. Any ideas what could be causing this problem
Any help will be very gratefully appreciated
Beachwolf132
 

Answer:Maxtor 6 external Hard Drive

First, try it on another computer. If it works there or not will tell you whether you have a computer problem or a drive problem. You need to know that before you know which direction your further diagnostics should take.
 

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I am currently running Windows Vista Business and when I connect my Maxtor OneTouch III USB 2.0 my computer does not recognize it. How can I get the information from my hard drive onto my computer?!
 

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Check with Maxtor and see if they have Vista drivers for your external.
 

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Hey,

My friend gave me his Maxtor Basics 250gb Hard Drive (Part # 9NX2DG-500) to put some of the songs i have made on. I connected it to my pc and it doesn't recognise it at all, so i restarted and still the same thing happens. I'm not sure if it requires any drivers or if i have to edit anything in the BIOS.

Someone please advise me on what to do.

Thanks
 

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A couple of months ago I bought a new computer, which has a Maxtor 120gb Serial Boot Drive and 2 x Maxtor 250gb IDE Drives (Raid 1) for Video and Photos Files - Windows XP and all software is installed on the boot drive.However, over the last month, I have noticed the increase noise from my Raid Drives, especially when working with larger files. Is it true from what colleagues have told me that Maxtor is not known for producing quiet drives. Also, the company who built my computer, did recommend Western Digital, but I asked for the Maxtor as they were ATA133 drives and not ATA100 (Western Digital).Do I just have to put with the noise (although not competing with a noisy washing machine, it does get annoying when you are trying to concentrate / work with large phone and video files?

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Check thedisks out with Maxblast3 click here

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About a month ago I purchased a Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 Hard drive. Once I got the hard drive I realized that it was not compatible with my computer. I emailed the company I bought the drive from and they told me to buy Serial ATA Adapter. After installing the drive and adapter and from what I understand as all the software, the Hard drive is recognized as as being connected, but is not showing up under my computer or anywhere where the drive can be used.

I am just wondering if there is something here that I am missing or have overlooked. any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks,
Clint
 

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I have a maxtor hard drive from 1997---Model number 87000D8I am interested in using a hard drive enclosure but I do not know the "type" of hard drive this is (ATA, SATA, IDE, etc). The hard drive is from a very old desktop computer, has a 41 pin connecter.When I search using google and maxtor (which links me to seagate), that model is listed as having 4 Gigabytes!!!  Perhaps it is correct. Here is what is printed on the hard drivemodel: 87000D8HDA/Uplevel: 01APCBA/Uplevel: 19AUnique/Uplevel: 1AACylinders: 14475Heads: 15Sectors: 63Jumper : J50Master/Single: OnSlave: OffS/N F806RBLAC,Z,DA6812V5VMade in Singapore()P/N 300800Manufacture Date 09-06-1997So My question is: Can I put this thing in an external enclosure, and if so, Which one should I get?Thanks.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

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It is PATA,  sometimes celled IDE.It is a 40 pine connector. Count again.Here is a search on Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pata+usb+enclosure&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=22368465968&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13871474381608491182&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_6tq1apm2mr_bThis is not an endorsement.

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My old PC HArd Drive crashed ...
Now I want to recover my Data from it when I connect this Hard drive via USB adapter to my NEW PC
i got only 1 option to Format it .
as I said I want to recover my data from it so i treid few below softwares

Now Problem is the HD size is 80 GB & I see only 31 GB and it says RAW on it ...remaining 49 GB is Still missing .....Check the sceen shot of one of the program i used to recover my data.

Now please suggest me what should I do so i might be able to revocer and able to find the lost 49 GB on my Hard Drive.

Anxiously waiting for reply
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ive got a Maxtor external hard drive.When i put the usb lead into my pc dont reconise it and nothing happens was workin fine now nothing plz help

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Is it showing in Start>ComputerDouble click should open it

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I recently oredered a Plumax 2.0 USB external hard drive to help my dad back up his laptop. However I'm unsure exatly how to format the dirve or get it working. Being USB i tried just plugging it into the computer, and was were notified of it running at a reduced speed due to USB 1.0 on our computers. It aslo detected and installed new USB Mass storage device hardware. However it does not show up under My computer as a drive. Under device manager the maxtor HD shows up and says it is working properly, and also it shows up in the USB as mass storage device. I run Win XP and was wondering if i need to format this thing or if its broken? Thanks a bunch
 

Answer:Plumax/Maxtor 2.0 USB hard drive

The drive is working fine. The reduced speed message is normal when you plug a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port.

As far as the drive not appearing, it's not formatted! Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Select Disk Manager, and find the USB drive in the drive list. Right click on the drive and select Format. When you get done, it'll show up in My Computer.
 

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I recently purchased a Maxtor 320GB Diamondmax 21 EIDE to be setup as a seconday storage device. I have set my current WD 120GB to Master and the Maxtor 320GB to Slave. It reads the Maxtor 320GB in the BIOS and in Win XP under Disk Management. I have triple checked the jumper settings and the cables(Black = Primary Master and Gray = Primary Slave). When I go to format the Maxtor 320GB it formats all the way and then give a popup window that says Format Unsuccesful. Please help.
 

Answer:Maxtor 320GB Hard Drive

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i tried to install a maxtor hard drive that can be seen by the bios but i cannot access it.Ribbon cables are ok and power ok.Run maxtor diagonostic disks which failed to find the hard drive.Any thoughts.Cheers

Answer:Maxtor hard drive seen in bios but

Start, Run, Type:Diskmgmt.mscClick OK.If it's a second drive it should as Disk1.Can it be seen from here?

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I beleive I may have a bad hard drive but thought I would try everything before coming to that conclusion. It is a 45gig hard drive. It started when I was unable to delete files, I would delete them and then after restarting the drive, they would show up again. I tried to reformat under two operating systems. I need FAT32 so on the XP OS I used CompuApps Swissknife to attempt to format. It showed that the format was successful after completion however none of the files were gone. Next, I took it into a Windows 98 and tried FDisk. Fdisk couldn't get past "checking drive's integrity" It would stay at 0% forever. I wasn't even able to get a letter assignment for the drive on 98. Trying Swissknife on 98, accomplished the same thing on XP. Said it was completed but never got assigned letter and when drive was restarted the volume it said it had created was gone. I can only imagine the drive is done for. Any Ideas?

All bios's on both OS recognized the drive properly.

Thanks
JOe
 

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive Problem

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Ive been having alot of problems with installing windows xp pro and as i have read up i need the drivers please help!!

Answer:Need Maxtor Hard Drive Drivers!!!

I very much doubt you need drivers for a HDD in WinXP Pro... Unless of course it is a very old drive!?... What model is it? What year?...

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I am having an issue with a Maxtor Model Number 92739U6 hard drive. I have just finished formatting and installing windows xp home edition. Everything was going ok until I restarted the computer.

First right after I restarted the computer I got an error message A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+Del.

I was unsure what caused this error message so I started to research this issue on Maxtor?s website and they advised me to use fdisk /mbr to repair the error. I did that and restarted the computer.

Same Error?.

The thing I can?t figure out is I am able to boot right to windows using a boot disk.

Can anyone tell me what I should do next?

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive Issue

Check to make sure the drive is being detected correctly in the BIOS.
You should check the IDE/SATA and power connectors to the drive, to make sure they are not loose.


Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

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I hope that someone can help with this... please!
I have a maxtor 80gb portable hard drive and when i try to access my files by clicking on the drive in windows explorer i get the following message -
"You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?"
I have a lot of data stored on this drive and i don't know why it suddenly appears empty. I don't want to lose all of the data already saved on this disk. What should i do?

Answer:Fault with Maxtor Hard Drive

It sounds like the disk lost the information on it, or it got corrupted. Did you ever unplug the disk without clicking the icon at the bottom right to "Safely Remove Hardware"?

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hey i have a Maxtor personal storage 3200 and im having a bit of a problem...

i got it at christmas and until now it has been great!

i plug it in and connect it up using the usb cord and then..computer says theres a power surge on the hub port....
i disconnect the HD and reset it and nothing happens.... not quick - play nothing!!!!
the HD is turned on and working (hear it working) (light is on)
im a bit unhappy becuase its basically brand new!

please help!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Maxtor Hard Drive wont Load!!!!!!

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I installed windows xp on this and it was fine. However, I can't get windows to fully recognize this hard drive. It always puts it in the 2nd channel master in the bios start up no matter how I plug in the cables (or don't plug some in) and it calls it a removeable drive with the icon on the taskbar to safely remove this hardware. Also, it freezes after I go into windowsupdate.com and/or a couple minutes or so after loaded into windows. I've looked through the manual and it says it will take sata up to 3 gb/s (which this is) and I set the jumper to limit it to 1.5 since that's all the cable is good for.
 

Answer:Maxtor Diamond 10 80 GB Sata Hard Drive

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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.

Answer:maxtor basics 500gb hard drive

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My maxtor 250gb external hard drive isn't working.
http://www.maxtor.com/en/hard-drive-backup/external-drives/maxtor-onetouch-4-mini.html
When i plug it into my computer the light turns on and it makes the sound in the attached file (Had to be .zip because it wouldn't let me attach .amr). It is fairly quiet so you may need to turn your speakers up. I just need a quick fix to get some files.

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hey


where can i get a program to reinstall the orignal partition to a maxtor plus 9 200gb harddrive i've check the web page but really can't find what i'm looking for maybe i'm missing somthing???

:hotbounce

thanks
 

Answer:maxtor hard drive needs new booting partition

"original partition"? What is that and why do you want it?
 

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I installed this hard drive and my bios and Xp notices it and it says it is only 30GB

how can i partition it to fit in with the 137GB limits

Answer:i bought a Maxtor 160GB Hard Drive

Check the documentation that came with the Hard drive.

You more than likely have the limiting jumper installed on the back of it. Once you remove it you will get the full capacity (assuming you have SP1a or SP3 installed also)

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Hi,

My Maxtor External Drive became corrupted and I needed to re-format the drive.

Unfortunately, while Working in Windows XP I accidentally deleted the partition and the drive.

Now I can't get Windows XP to recognize the Maxtor Drive. I tried re-booting the PC and plugging in the Maxtor USB Cable, but this did not work. The Maxtor Drive was my H: Drive.

Can anyone help me get Windows to recognize my Maxtor Drive?

When I deleted the drive I was working in the "Computer Management" Screen.

I navigated to this screen through the following path: Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management.

Thanks in advance for the help.

roadman7
 

Answer:Installing Maxtor External Hard Drive

The drive should show in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/computer mangement/disk management,but without a drive letter.
Right click the drive and click add partition.
Then right click it and click format.
Formatting will take a while.
 

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I have recently updated my OS to Windows 7. i need to load the files that i have on the Maxtor 3200 on to the computer but it will not work. i have looked on the internet for solutions but nothing really seems to work. any suggestions?thanks

Answer:Maxtor 3200 External Hard drive Help

did the drive work before you updated your computer to windows 7? does the external drive work on other computers, like a laptop or something?

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I have a Maxtor internal HDD inside an enclosure.  It powers on and begins to read but it sounds like it quits after a few seconds.  the power still works, but my PC won't recognize it as a disk.  It sees that there is a USB storage device hooked up but won't read the drive.  it's as if the drive isn't there at all.Any ideas???  i have lots of data on this HDD and would love to save it!thank you for your help!tinder

Answer:Maxtor USB Hard Drive no longer being read by PC

Welcome to the CH forums.Can't quite see if we're talking laptop/notebook/desktop/Win.3.1/Win.98/Win.ME/XP/Vista.Please read this..

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Hi guys, hoping to pick your collective brains on this one as I'm awaiting a reply from Maxtor/Seagate's email help. My maxtor 3200 series external hard drive won't power on properly anymore. When it worked, once the power cord was connected you could hear thew hard drive whirr into life, and the green light at the front of the unit would emit a solid, bright glow. At the moment, there are no noises whatsoever emanating from the unit, and the front light only flashes, very faintly and intermittently. I've tried two power cables, both of which work on other paraphanalia I've got lying around and I get the same results; so my presumption is that the unit itself is at fault.What does everyone reckon? Could the flashing faint light be something as simple as a loose power connection? Or is it indicative of a more serious problem? Further - whats the likelihood of being able to retrieve data from a knackered external hard drive if the worst has happened?Thanks, Dom

Answer:Maxtor external hard drive problem

No noises whatsoever would indicate the drive is dead. Though possibly a loose connection within the drive casing.As for data recovery, that is another thing altogether. It depends on how valuble the data is to you and whether is is worth the expense (very expensive) of employing a firm who specialise in this field.

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I am having problems with the external HD on my PC.
Yesterday I pulled out the cable from it to the PC by mistake. When I re-started the PC a black screen came up with a message saying that NTFS (I think) wasn't working and it needed to scan or check for something. I glanced through the message briefly and it was on a countdown unless I tapped any key on the keyboard. I reached to do this too late and a speedy roll of delete something or other continuously scrolled up. I ended up turning off the PC manually to stop this.
I haven't a clue what it is or what it did, but the PC is now crawling along. The external hard-drive is showing empty, but I can access all the files on it. The problem is that the files are not happy being moved, copied or attached to emails. When I go to the image files they will not show icons without contacting administrator. All sorts of other stuff has probably happened that I don't know about.
IE is at a snail's pace and then seizes and 'not responding'.
Help!!!!

Answer:Maxtor External Hard Drive problems

I would try running the chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Go to My Computer, select the drive, right-click on it, select Properties.

Follow the instructions under Starting Check Disk at http://www.hard-drive-help.com/chkdsk.html , putting check marks in both options.

Louis

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Hey all, im having some issues with an Maxtor One Touch 4 500GB external hard drive i purchased. I bought it about 6 months ago, and it worked perfectly during that period. However i recently went overseas for a month and when i came back my computer was unable to recognise it as an external device.
The hard drive runs of usb and a power adaptor, and when i first turnoed on my machine and attempted to plug in my external hard drive, the computer froze, when i reset it failed to load with the hard drive still plugged in.
I removed it and everything worked perfectly, i once again tried to plug in the hard drive, and it attempted to reinstall the software on my computer, yet i was still unable to see or view the device through my computer or safely remove hardware.
With further attempts disconnecting and reconnecting the hard drive my computer would freeze and windows explorer would reset or close.

I was able to get my music data off of a friend, and all that remains on the hard drive are movies, and general copies of files on my computer, so i wasn't to worried about losing data.

Today i decided id attempt to play around with it again, and i read on several posts that the issue could have been caused by the casing of the external hard drive. I removed the hard drive from the case, and purchased a new SATA cable to connect to my motherboard. Yet when i attempted to turn on my PC with the hard drive connected via only this cable it came up with the message, "unable to rea... Read more

Answer:Maxtor/SATA hard drive issues

Some steps to consider:

Are you giving the hard drive power when connecting to your motherboard? You need to connect the Sata power cable to the drive. Simply plugging the sata data cable in isn't enough.
Are you disconnecting your other internal hard drive?
If the external HD is powered and the internal hard drive is connected, check BIOS for boot priority. It may be attempting to read from the external drive and when it fails to find boot data, you get that error.

Good luck

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I have a Maxtor external hard drive that I have been using for a few years now
Im trying to hook it up to my computer for the past few months but its not seeing it
I tried everything nothing will help I have a new usb cable did not work either
Downloaded update of win xp sp3 still no change
Can anyone help me get my files from my drive

thanks
 

Answer:Maxtor external hard drive will not load

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How do I go about defrgamenmting my Maxtor 250Gb external hard drive?

Answer:Defragmenting a Maxtor external hard drive

Exactly the same way you'd do a defrag on an internal drive.

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