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any upgrade to all Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) to work 7?

Question: any upgrade to all Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) to work 7?

The Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) indicates the unit works with Windows XP but says nothing about working with Windows 7. Will the Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) work with windows 7 or is there an upgrade patch or? Thank you

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Preferred Solution: any upgrade to all Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) to work 7?

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Answer: any upgrade to all Maxtor One-Touch II (250GB) to work 7?

Are you concerned because you are upgrading to Windows 7? External USB hard drives should not be OS specific. Any automatic backup software might be. I suggest that if you are using Windows 7 with that external you wipe the backup software off the drive and use Window 7 Backup and restore with it instead. Backup and restore is designed to work with external hard drives.

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It works fine on every computer I have plugged it into... except mine.:cry
My computer will not see the drive, even though it has no problem seeing other USB drives I have. I'm goin' bugnutz. What am I doing wrong?:confused TIA

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600) Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX270
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0FG022
Serial Number: ..CN137405BG0076.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A06 09/29/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
33.07 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

MAD DOG TF-DVDRW TSH652N [CD-ROM drive]
SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-332B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

USB Flash Memory USB Device [Hard drive] (1.03 GB) -- drive 2
WDC WD400BB-75AUA1 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA6R4141894, rev 18.20D18, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD400BB-75JHC0 [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCAMA2379460, rev 06.01C06, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM_3' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_4' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.01 GB 32.75 GB free
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Answer:Please Help- Maxtor One Touch 4 won't work.

do you get the sound when you plug it into the usb? while it's plugged in, are there any devices in the device manager that have a ? or ! next to them?
 

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Hi

I've recently reinstall a fresh copy of XP Pro, I got a Gigabyte 8inxp MB, a WD 250GB install on primary channel as Master, with 2 partition, 125GB each

I've also got a Maxtor 250GB connect to ATA133 card

Before, I got everything up and running , then I install Maxtor drive, card, and Maxblast 3

and I have drive C = 125GB, D = 125GB, and G = 250GB(this is the Maxtor)

then I do a boot-from-cd and install a fresh copy of XP Pro
now I cannot see my Maxtor

I tried to use my Maxblast3 software to mount the drive, but it say it only detect the Windows drive, therefore it won't let me run

When I tried to run Maxblast3 in DOS (from a floppy), I have to format and erase everything, I don't want to do that, I have some important documents on that drive that I do not want to lose

all drive were NTFS
 

Answer:Cannot see my Maxtor 250GB

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Maxtor 250

Just put a Maxtor 250 GB into my mate's machine, Maxblast3 will only let me have 137GB, Windows XP will only see it as 31.4GB. I've managed to partition & format it in my own machine correctly but when I put it back in his, it F***s up again

I've updated the Via 4in1, the bios is already updated to the latest version

I'm guessing a new MB is in order ??????
 

Answer:Maxtor 250GB seen as 137

i've had that 2 with my 200Gb, windows only allowed 138Gb
do you have SP1 installed cuz that seemed to do the trick on with my 200Gb


:grinthumb The best of Luck :grinthumb
Greetz Selage
 

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I am new to this forum and desperate to find a solution to my problem. My colleague told me of this service and here I am.I had a Windows98 PC with an external Maxtor 250GB firewire connected to it. I took the main HD out (the one with the w98) and installed new one and installed a newly purchased copy of XP. At this point I've connected my Maxtor without installing the driver thinking that XP would recognise it, but nothing happened. I installed the driver but nothing? it can be seen in the disk management as disk 1 and that's all; the next step would be a format, which I refuse to do it.I reinstalled my old drive (w98) back into the case, win98 started as normal, I connected the Maxtor and to my big surprise this drive is not being recognised anymore; even when the PC configuration is exactly what it used to be. I only can see the Maxtor through fdisk but not anymore as a 250GB FAT32, apparently now is a 40GB FAT !?!?!!.Please help me. I have far too much data on this drive including pictures going back 4 years and documents. This drive is a back up of my previous PCs. I cannot afford to lose this data.ThanksAndy

Answer:Cannot see Maxtor 250GB Firewire W98 pc --> XP pc

The data's probably there, just need to connect OK. I had trouble with my Maxtor OneTouch when I connected it without the Maxtor drivers installed, even on WinXP. Suggest you install Maxtor drivers properly before connecting. If that doesn't work take the drive to another WinXP comp, but install the drivers first!

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I have a 250GB Maxtor Hard Drive that I decided to convert to an external drive when I got my new Dell (bad idea). It worked great for about a month, then one day I get an 'ambulance-like' beeping alarm from the external. I'm relatively certain its telling me the hard drive is dead... most likely from insufficient cooling in the cheap external HD case I bought. But, I dont have any experience with hard drive alarms so i thought I'd ask. Does this alarm mean this drive is dead for good?
 

Answer:Dead 250GB Maxtor HD... I think

I would check your documentation from your ext. drive case and see what the sound meant. You can always plug it into an IDE cable to check it.
 

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i run windows 7 on a core 2 acer pc and pc wont recognise driver of 98 op system

Answer:Windows 7 wont run XP on Maxtor 250GB HDD

?explain yourself clearly - not enough here to understand let alone replyWhy would you need a driver for the 98 OS on windows 7?http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...___________________________________________? When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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maxtor 250GB hard drive reports 2000GB.windows is able to create a volume and formated it as a 240GB, but after deleted volume and recreating it, it cannot format the drive.

Answer:maxtor 250gb hd reports 2000gb

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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Hello . I built a computer for someone and put a 250GB Maxtor HD. In bios it shows as a 250GB hd but it's only being recognized as 123GB in windows. What do I need to do? I have it on a PC chips Mobo, with a AMD athlon XP 2600 prcessor. How can I get to use all 250 GB's.?

-achanz

Answer:250gb 16mb Cache Maxtor Hd

What windows is it?

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hi, i have been trying all day to fix my aiptek hyperpen, to no avail, and it turns out now that my external maxtor drive is now corrupt and unreadable, i can't do a thing with it, have tried reinstalling drivers, but i'll give it another go. any ideas. i have all my work and digital photographs form the past year on there, without any back up, we live and learn.

Answer:maxtor 250gb external usb/firewire corrupt

Try plugging the external HD into another pc and see if that can read it....It may be a problem on your pc rather than the external drive.

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Hello, I've recently done a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and one of my harddrives is not showing up correctly. The harddrive itself is my Local Disk D, it hasn't got any system files on it however it is displaying at the wrong size:

The problem lies in the fact that on boot my Computer's BIOS detects the harddrive as a 233GB harddrive. This is not a problem as I understand that the harddrive itself isn't the exact size as what it says on the box, however the Windows 7 installation and Windows itself only detects the harddrive as being 148gb.

What I've Tried Doing:
I've tried different things to resolve this issue. I've looked at the Disk Management, but there are no extra partitions and I've also looked at the harddrive in Partition Manager which again only picked up 149gb and no unallocated space.
I've run a partition recovery tool in Partition Manager which did not detect any lost partitions containing the rest of the harddrive.
My System:


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Machine name: SAM-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/23/03 17:35:41 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 146, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2046MB RAM
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Answer:IDE Maxtor 250gb Hard drive Problem.

Hello samboyd93. Welcome to the forum.

The only thing I can think of is that the drive is set as a SATA2 drive on an older computer that only does SATA1 (please fill in your "My System Specs" to help avoid these kinds of guesses) although I doubt it.

If you look at the back of the HDD there are jumper pins. Setting a jumper sets the SATA speed on most drives. You may need to consult the HDD's documentation to see what the different jumper positions do. Every manufacturer has a different setup.

I would try setting the drive as SATA1 to test. But both drives should be at the same setting. Also try plugging the problem drive into a different port or using a different SATA cable. Can't hurt, might help.

You should also go into your BIOS and check the settings for that drive and compare them to the settings for the other drive. They should be the same.

Hope that helps.

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Does anyone have this hard drive?

If so, how loud/cool is it? I found a very good deal for it and would like to purchase it, but not if it's going to make my case vibrate in circles or melt itself out of the drive bays.

If you know anything about it without owning it, feel free to comment.
 

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Hello and thank you in adance.
I am reinstalling XP on my Dell XPS 600 (had ubuntu but need Windows again) and at the onset of the install XP gives me an error that it cant detect my HD (I lost the original XP reinstall CD).
No problem got the drivers from Dell"s tech support site. Extracted the files onto floppy drive but now during the install XP is missing some txtsetup.oem file...Dell wants me to renew warranty fro $150 bwfore they help.
Any ideas where i can find this file?

Thax again
 

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I'm not sure if this is a coincident but I just recently reformatted the hardrives of my main comp. I backed up a lot of data and programs onto my Maxtor 5000XT 250GBUSB drive.
I can watch movies and play mp3's from the drive but I can't consistetly move files from the 5000XT to other drives on my system.
Sometimes a small file will move with no problem other times a 3MB file may say that it will take 10minutes to xfer and it the xfer fails.
I ran CHKDSK with the following command:
chkdsk /f /r G:

CHKDSK says that it will do a five step process. After step three says 100%, I get the following message:
unable to read the security diescriptors data stream

I don't think this is a good message.

So then i try to do a defrag. The defrag prog says that it can't run becaus chkdisk is scheduled. I check the system schedule and there is no indication that chkdsk is waiting to run. The defrag prog. also says that CHKDSK will run after I reboot. I reboot several times and CHKDSK never runs.
I wouldn't be so upset except that I have been using this removable drive as my back-up storage and no I cant reload stuff back to fresh clean main comp.
I have two questions:
1. Is my drive toast?
2. If it isn't, what can I do to fix the problem

Thanks in advance,

VC
 

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB will not backup after pluging it into USB ports I get message no external drive selected. I'm running Vista home premium service pack 2 The last time I used it it worked fine (Plug it in & automatically backs up) It does show in Computer & I can oped it there I tried reinstalling it but I get message like ( newer version allready installed) I checked USB Ports & they are working Attached two pics please...... HELP
 

Answer:Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB "no external drive selected"

This is really a question for Maxtor customer support, since the drive works in windows the drive is fully working as far as my help goes, notice the maxtor helper doesn't detect any drives and you have many connected, I would first try reinstalling and updating the maxtor application, I would also try removing some of the other drives you have connected since there are Five.

Try this, go to control panel, admin tools, computer management , diskmanagement , right click drive and make sure your backup partition is marked as active, since it shows in my computer it should already be.

Right click the drive in computer,properties, security and make sure you have full admin privileges.
 

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i upgraded to windows 10, and surprise surprise my touch screen is gone.   no drivers, no hint of it anywhere on my pc settings,  i tried finding a link on HP's website to redownload the software, no such luck, you would think for such a common problem hp and microsoft would get there act together and provide a patch.  Any ideas anyone. thanks

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I previously had Win 8.1 installed on my Yoga 3 1470 and everything worked fine.  I then upgraded to Windows 10. After the Windows 10 upgrade, I installed the latest Windows Updates and installed the latest driver updates from the Lenovo web site. Now, the computer works ok, except for the touch screen--which doesn't work at all. If I go to Device Manager, under Human Interface Devices, touch screen isn't listed at all. If I go to Settings, About, under "Pen and Touch", it says "no pen or touch input is available for this display". What else should I check to get my touch screen back and working?

Answer:Yoga 3 1470 Touch does not work at all after Windows 10 Upgrade

[Edit]  This seems to have fixed the problem: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-3-14-inch-Touch-Screen-Issues/m-p/216...   Original post: Same laptop and same problem (I realize my signature indicates a ThinkPad W520 but I also have the Yoga 3).  The touchscreen worked fine after upgrading to Windows 10 then stopped working a few days ago.  I believe this is the same problem: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/touch-screen-not-working-on-win... On that page scroll down to see people with a Yoga 3 describing the same problem, here's the relavent message: Also have a Yoga 13 and am having the exact same problem, my System Info also shows the same message, "No pen or touch input is available for this display".  The touch screen worked fine after the initial Windows 10 upgrade then after an update about a week ago it stopped working.  I uninstalled some recent Windows updates through the control panel but that did not help.  There is one update (KB3081452) that I can't uninstall (the uninstall button disappears when I select that update), based on the date of the installation for that update it's around the time the touchscreen stopped working but I can't uninstall it to test if that's the problem. In Device Manager (you have to View-->Show hidden devices) under Human Interface Devices, most of the entries ("HID-compliant device", "HID-compl... Read more

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ive just plugged in my maxtor one touch 2 external hard drive in and it should have 200gb of space but only says it has just under 40gb ant ideas
 

Answer:maxtor one touch 2 were is the gb gone

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I have a one year old Maxtor One Touch II extrernal USB 300 GB drive. Last evening I switched on the drive just to discover the two blue lights located on the front of the drive flashing together at a fairly fast rate. This happens regardless of if the drive is connected to the pc or not. The drive is not recognized at all even using diagnostics from the cdrom disc which came with the drive. If anybody familiar with this drive can help with a possible cause/solution please reply.

I have contacted customer support with Maxtor. I just wanted a perhaps quicker heads-up on the topic through this forum.

Thank you

Answer:Maxtor One Touch II

You can always open it up and assuming it is a PATA type HD connect it to your secondary IDE channel to see if works. Assuming the jumpers on the hd and if your pc has anything else connected to the secondary or uses cable select and is also PATA.

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Hi, I cannot access my Maxtor One Touch External hard drive anymore. When I push the One touch button I get the following message:"From Retrospect Express:Script "MaxtorOneTouch" failed during automatic execution,error-1102 (drive missing/unavailable).Please launch Retrospect Express and check the log for details." My computer "sees" the drive it shows up in My Computer as drive :F. It also shows up in the Device Manager option as well as when I right click on "Manage" in My Computer and double click on Disk Management. When I try to click on local disk F: I get the following error message "F:\ is not accessible.Access is denied." with an OK button under the text. I have noticed that at one time it never used to say "local disk F:" I think it used to say F:\"Maxtor OneTouch" but I can't be certain. Any way to "open" the hard drive with out having to reformat and losing some precious data? And for those I'm certain who will ask: yes I've tried to uninstall and re-install the drivers with no success. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.Thanks.
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch Help!!!!!

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Does this thing also back up the OS?

Answer:Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus 1TB EHD

no. not automatically anyway. i dont know if you can make it. i have a smaller one-touch for my business back-up and it does all documents and files that you direct it to, so it may be possible. but hardly necessary.

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Question: Maxtor one touch

I have 2 maxtor one touch drives one maxtor II and the other Maxtor III does anybody know if I can use the maxtor backup software that came the the Maxtor onetouch III on the onetouch II.

Answer:Maxtor one touch

If your talking back up / copy using Maxblast4 for windows then the answer is yes.

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Question: Maxtor one touch

I have an 80gb hard drive which is almost full so I decided to buy a Maxtor One Touch stand alone hard drive the idea being to transfer files from the main "C" drive onto it and then delete some to clear and make space on the "C" drive.I followed the limited install instructions and am currently backing up the "C" drive onto the Maxtor. I did click schedule backup each day. The question is, if I delete files from the main "C" drive will the Maxtor delete them from the backup folder when it next checks,or does it just add any new files? if so will I need to transfer them into a separate folder within the Maxtor?

Answer:Maxtor one touch

"if I delete files from the main "C" drive will the Maxtor delete them from the backup folder when it next checks": Not to sure about that, But I would think Not. My Buffalo Doesn't."or does it just add any new files?": Mine backs-up everytime a file goes onto the C: Drive.

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Question: maxtor one touch

Maxtor one touch for back up on dell desk top x32 vista home premium.
When I delete folders from the maxtor to increase space they dissapear from the "C" drive on the computer.

How to delete backups on Maxtor, without affecting the C drive.

Answer:maxtor one touch

If it were me, I would just use back up software that is used by many here without problem. Macrium Reflect.
Since I am not familiar with the software, it would be difficult for me to give an alternative anwer to your question
Others may offer suggestions, but they are probably in the same situation as me; lacking first hand experience
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

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I've got a Maxtor One Touch III that has been formatted to work with a PC, but now I want to use it with a Macbook Pro. How can I use this (possibly through Parallels) and still keep everything on the harddrive? I've heard you have to reformat it.... is this true?
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch III w/ Mac

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HI! I was wondering if anyone here had a similar rpoblem or could help me out with this... I had gotten this Maxtor one touch 4 500gb external HD. I had transferred photos etc. to it and was in the process of copying a few items to my brothers computer and the maxtor had a short cord so we had it propped up on a book. the dog came in and knocked the book over and the hd which wasn't even 2 inches off the ground and now when I plug it iin it makes this whirrling/ grinding noise kinda like when a cd won't play in those little kids plastic cd players. Anyhow... since it won't work when I plug it into the computer, no icons, or anything popping up, even under my computer, is there any way I can save the photos etc that were on there? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
 

Answer:maxtor one touch 4 HELP!!

Hard floor? I had the same thing happen except it was a cat; managed to tip the drive over on the desk in its stand....toasted! It doesn't take much when its writing/reading to touch the platters and put a gouge in.

You can try taking the drive out and hooking it directly to the SATA or IDE connectors on a desktop PC and looking at the drive with recovery software like GetDataBack but if there's physical damage there may not be anything that can read the drive.
 

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A friend has a Maxtor usb external hard drive for which she has forgotten the password, and thus can't get into it. I've checked the Maxtor Knowledge Base and found that the only real way forward is to erase the drive.The problem is that when progressing through the Maxtor software to erase the drive I find that after trying to erase the drive is not recognised.The software stops the drive appearing in My computer etc until the password is entered so it cannot be erased that way.Has anyone encountered this problem, and if so how did you get around it.I suspect that the only way will be to take the hard drive out of the case but that would invalidate the guarantee, and she tells me it's only been used once.Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Answer:Maxtor One Touch ll

click here.click heremight get you out of trouble.johnny.

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Question: Maxtor one touch

Anyone tried these yet?

Answer:Maxtor one touch

are those the one on the back cover of PCA?

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Question: maxtor one touch

Hi wondering if anyone can help.Iwant to purchase a maxtor one touch external hardrive but i have a question first. Can i plug im my mini dv camcorder and upload images onto the new hardrive as my laptop does not have a firewire port or a cardbus slot.

Anybody out there who can advise

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I use Mac OS 10.3. The Maxtor is normally connected by firewire. I took it to work and connected it to a PC to copy across my Outlook personal folders. The PC recognized I had a device connected via USB but wouldn't show the hd icon n the desktop. I decided I would need to reconfigure the Maxtor hd as a PC/MAC drive for both to recognise it. When I connected it back up to the Mac, switched it on, there is nothing. I check in System Profiler and there is nothing connected by firewire. I tried connecting via USB but the Maxtor wasn't recognised there either. What can I do? I haven't reconfigured it yet as I can't see it.

Answer:Maxtor One Touch II

Computer Hope is not a great place to find Mac help.Do any error messages come up while connecting to either computer?Are the drivers installed on the Mac (or the control program)?Oh, and PC's are not like Macs. When you connect a device via USB like a disk drive or a flash drive, it does not appear on the desktop. Look under "My Computer", located on either your desktop or start menu. There should be a list of drives. Find your removable drive in that list.

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Question: Maxtor One Touch

I use the support software. For whatever reason the program seems to be loading every time that I boot. Along the bottom of my screen I see the icon with Maxtor OneTouch next to it. Neither a left or a right click seems to phase it? How do I just make it go away?
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch

dp,

This recommendation assumes you're using XP or Vista.

I'm not personally familiar with this software, but you can usually use msconfig to stop programs from loading automatically on startup if there isn't any other way.

Click <Start><Run>, type ,msconfig> (no carats) in the dialog box. Click on the Startup tab. Find the Maxtor program. Uncheck the box. Re-boot. If that doesn't work, you should check the software documentation.
 

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Question: Maxtor One Touch

I like the look of this drive but before I purchase it, I need a question answered.Can it (USB2 version) be "seen" by Partition Magic. It is absolutely essential that I am able to get at it and set it to logical, then partition it.Thanks in advance

Answer:Maxtor One Touch

I have one and it already comes formatted in fat32,it can be seen as a drive in my computer.Hope this helps.

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Question: Maxtor One Touch

I bought this External HD One Touch using WinXP but the question is how can I work or do Edit a video? my regular hd was too small for this video edeting.
can someone helpme on this one?
 

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Question: Maxtor One Touch

My Maxtor external drive finally failed completely so I uninstalled the software (or so I thought as I cannot find any traces of it remaining). However, every few minutes - sometimes seconds - I get a warning flash up that states EasyManager not found. Does anyone have any idea how I can get rid of this totally annoying warning?

Answer:Maxtor One Touch

You need to find out which process is running that displays the message, then find where its being started from.

It will either be started from the registry, as a service or simply from the startup folder. You need to identify the name of the process then use autoruns to disable it.

This will help you:
http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Media/man_virus.htm

When the message appears, start task manager, you need to google any item that you don't know and don't go killing things unneccessarily it may stop your computer booting.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop U925T ...I upgraded the OS from Wiindows 8 to Windows 10 and my Touch Screen stop working. Now I downgrade to Windows 8 again and the it still not working.
 

Answer:Toshiba U925T-Touch Screen doesn´t work after upgrade OS

Probably missing a driver. Go to Toshiba's web site and locate the driver for your Windows version
 

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My laptop is a dual, mouse or touch. It worked with all my internet browsers and games until the windows 10 upgraded on my pc. Now touch only works when I use apps not with regular programs. I don't like this. I've turned on tablet mode but it still doesn't work. Can I go back to 8.1?

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When my computer recognizes the Maxtor on USB (now and then) the Device manager shows it with three drivers. One under discs drives - Maxtor one touch II Disc, The second labeled Maxtor personal storage Security with a sub title of Maxtor one touch security and a third under USB labeled Maxtor one touch II. Often the computer says that it can't recognize a device on USB. The device manager then will show a yellow triangle with the black exclamation point on the one touch security line.. If I clcik on "update the driver" It reloads something and says I have to reboot. Rebooting doesn't improve the situation.

The only way forward from there is to turn off the Maxtor, unplug it from the USB, reboot.
then power up the Maxtor and then plug it into the USB. Then it will announce "Found new hardware". It will stay up until I turn the computer off. Since this is my primary backup, it is a pain.

Maxtor does not know why there are three drivers, and dosn't know what the One Touch Security is. I think that is the one that is blocking everthing when it isn't recognized. They had me uninstall all Maxtor software. Didn't make any difference. Still uninstalled.
 

Answer:Maxtor one touch external and XP pro

I'd be getting any data that you don't have a copy of off the drive pronto! I have no use for the drive/backup software packaged solutions, I prefer a plain USB drive and I pick the software.
 

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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.
 

Answer:Maxtor ONE TOUCH III - ANYONE has this DRIVE?

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I have just Purchased the above, the first thing I want to do is back up my C:\Drive XP Home, How do I go about it?

Answer:Maxtor External One Touch HDD

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I backup my work frequently on my Maxtor one touch; it goes through its backup procedure without a problem and shuts my computer down. However, when I re-boot my computer I get the following messages on my Desktop:In the top left corner is a display box with the heading ?Retrospect helper service? under the heading three messages are displayed - Updating Registry, Deleting Temp Files and Updating Meta Data. Each line has a small box with a greyed out tick in it.In the centre of the screen a message states ? ?System configuration restored. The computer will re-boot when you press OK.When pressing OK it re-boots and all is well. Needless to say it is annoying to re-boot the computer twice after backing up my work. The Maxtor to Computer connection is by firewire. No changes have been made to my set-up. The messages only started to appear a few months ago. Does anyone know what the problem might be?Finally, when viewing the Maxtor drive (K) in my case I get the message ?The Recycle bin on K:/ is corrupt do you want to empty the recycle bin for this drive? I just click No and continue my work, but what is that all about?There is obviously something wrong but what?Any help would be much appreciated.

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hi,
I am using a new 500GB maxtor one touch 4 16mb cache external HD, partitioned into 3 drives(150,150,and 200GB). Whenever I try to browse the drive, it took awhile until it shows the list of files i have in that drive.

I got another maxtor basic 250GB external HD 8mb cache, it doesnt not have this problem. The file listing instantly I click it .

I am thinking that the new model has the power saving feature or thing like that, so when i dont use it , it will be in sleep mode. So when i try to browse it, it will take some time to response,


ANy other opinion? how can i get rid of this problem ?


thanks

Answer:Maxtor One touch 4 external HD

Make sure it is on a USB 2.0 port.

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I need some help, I've done some research already and can't find a solution.

I am using a Maxtor One Touch II as an external hard drive. I have checked and swapped out the power cord and the UBS cord and confirmed all are working with other devices.

The Maxtor lights up, so the power is getting to it, but I don't hear or feel the hard drive spinning at all. I can hear a faint clicking sound coming from the unit.

Most solutions I have seen on the net elsewhere have you find the drive in explorer or Device manager, but it is not showing up on my computer at all. Alternatively, I can't take the information off the drive if its not even recognized.

Any ideas?

Operation System is Windows 7
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch II Issue

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I want to partition a recently purchased Maxtor 250gb external drive.Going through Control Panel>Performance and Maint>Admin Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management doesn't allow me to create a new partition, the option is 'geyed out'I do not want to have to purchase something like partition Magic for what i think will be a one off event.I am running XP Home.Any bright ideas greatly accepted.

Answer:Partitioning A Maxtor One Touch

hi buttons man ....i have just got one of these myself and had no problems going through the process you have described ...if you are still unable to partition the drive by this method you could use maxtors own utility ,download it from their website.maxblast or powermax utility,will allow you to create any size partition you require,and fits on a floppy disk ...hope this is of help, daxian.

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Hello,
Just found this site and hoping to get some help.
I have a Maxtor One Touch 500GB external hard drive. When I connect the drive to my computer, it doesn't show up in My Computer. It shows up in device manager and in disk management. It says the drive is unallocated. I have files on this drive that I need to keep. Is there a way to recover the partition and repair the drive? The drive does the same thing on a Windows 7 computer and a Windows XP one.
 

Answer:maxtor one touch unallocated

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Buying the Maxtor was a mistake as I need a disk image. If I try it with Acronis and it doesn't work, I can't return the Maxtor One Touch. I'm guessing Acronis Drive Image 8.0 should work with it, if I don't install the Maxtor CD, does that sound likely?I've just spent an hour going round in circles on click hereThanks if anyone can help.

Answer:Could I use Acronis with a Maxtor One Touch II?

The One Touch gives you a Drive Image - but if the configuration is the same as my 12 month old one then it will only let you link to one PC.The Retrospect software is very confusing in the very truncated version that comes with the Maxtor. I've posted in detail on this before but the essence - the answer is that the software is very easy to use as long as you look straight ahead and look for the one touch controls only!!!Also i think you'll find you can download MaxBlaster3 from maxtor.com which will probably do the job you want for free - if it is multiple computers you want an image of. For more info on drive image software search this site, several informed threads exist that fairly lay out the virtues of all the options. Suffice to say not all work all the time - or at all when you finally really need to use the image!!!

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I have a 120 Gb USB Maxtor One Touch external hard drive connected to my Windows XP Home desktop for back-up purposes.It works beatifully when Windows finds it - but boot up is imconsistent. 50% of the time at computer boot up the drive is not shown in Explorer and I have to unplug and replug it to make it visible and accessible to my back-up programme or Explorer.I have downloaded and installed the latest Maxtor driver but the problem remains. I have also tried different USB sockets on the computer to no avail.Anyone with any ideas on how to cure this ?

Answer:Maxtor One Touch not found by XP

I would assume the external drive is externally powered?Do you turn the pc on, wait for it to boot, and once it's finished loading XP turn the drive on?If you turn the drive on first, or at the same time as the pc, try letting windows finish loading before turning the drive on?

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Greetings,

So anyways, I have a 100GB Maxtor One Touch II external hard disk drive. I wanted to reformat it today, so I went to my computer, and right clicked on that drive. I then proceeded to Format > and then clicked start when the format window opened.

After letting it format, it stopped and gave me the error: "Windows is Unable to Complete the Format."

So then I went back to my computer, and tried to open the drive, but then I receive the error: "The drive is not format. Would you like to format it now." With the options of yes or no. When I click no, I go no where except My Computer, and when I click Yes, I just got back to the format screen. I then tried it that way, clicked start and received the Windws is Unable to Complete the Format error, again.

Could someone please tell me how I can reformat this external hard disk drive.
 

Answer:Formatting a Maxtor One Touch II - Need Help

Good Evening I am not real sure what is happening there but you might try obtaining this recovery manager program and installing it.
http://vaiosoft.com/products/recoverymanager.html
With a bit of luck when you open it you might be able to see your external drive and do magical things with this program.
It is a must have for flashdrives, I don't know why it seems to fix everything it just usually does.
I think it will probably want to go Fat but you can go from there.
Anyway see if it works for you.
Cheers, qldit.
 

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For our family computer, we have a maxtor one touch third generation external hard drive. It has been good up until recently when it went down. Not sure why it went down, maybe because of a power outage (???) but main thing, the connection doesn't work. The hd will flicker when turning the power switch on/off and the battery pack type thing has a light on, green which means it's connected. What's up? It seems to be only the USB 2.0 connection that isn't working. And the strange part is there's no error message or anything. It just doesn't show up on the computer
 

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I bought a Maxtor One Touch Mini III recently which worked fine, until......it hung up while transferring some files. I unplugged it and then the problems started!!

Firstly, windows explorer does not see it - nor does the Maxtor manager. It whirrs when plugged in, but then the light remains on steady - no flashing.

I the tried the device manager, where it showed up under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" as "USB Mass storage Device" with a yellow exclamation mark!

When I right click on this I get "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" I've tried all the troubleshooting guides, and re-installing the driver (where I just get "cannot find a more recent driver").

I also tried the drive in two other computers, with the same result - has my brand new drive died?

I'm a beginner at this sort of diagnostic, so bear with me!!
 

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Hello Everyone,
I've had a 300GB Maxtor One Touch external hard drive for about a year, and it just recently stopped being recognized by my computer (Dell Inspiron 6000). Usually the blue led light on the Maxtor drive flashes when working correctly; now it is only a solid blue light and won't show up anywhere on my computer. I have a lot of pictures, movies, etc that I haven't had the chance to back up yet, so, outside of sending the drive to an absurdly expensive data recovery company, what else can I do? Thanks!
 

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I have recently purchased the above, and have backed up my C:\ drive. the information on One Touch is sparse, what I want to know is can I make more backups using the One Touch feature. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Maxtor HDD One Touch External

This could be a problem if you've inadvertently backed up a nasty.I am just about to partition my Maxtor to see if I can get round this.or I will be using Ghost which will be slower.This will not help you much, but it is the best way I can mark a thread that is of serious interest to me.

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I bought an enclosure kit for my old Maxor One Touch II hard drive that wasn't powering up when in its normal casing, but it's not showing up in explorer so I can access it. The disk starts spinning when I connect the power cable. It shows up in device manager under disk drives as "Maxtor 7 L300R0 USB Device", as "USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge" when I click on safely remove hardware, and in computer management as Disk 1 "Unknown" (279.48 GB - Unallocated). In Computer Management a box pops up saying "Initialize Disk: You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it" with two options: MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table). When I click on the MBR option it says, "Virtual Disk Manager: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." When I click on the GPT option it says, "Virtual Disk Manager: The semaphore timeout period has expired." None of what I just said changes when I switch from slave to master to CS enabled. Seagates diagnostic tool doesn't recognize the drive, and neither does Recuva Data Recovery Tool. I installed the drivers using the disk that came with the drive, but device manager says it is using a Windows driver from 2006. When I try updating the driver manually it says the version needs to be 64 bit (which I can't find anywhere). For what it's worth, the drive itself says it is a MaXLine III 300 GB PATA133 HD.

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I recently purchased the Maxtor One Touch III Mini-100 GB for backup.
I have had no problems except for not being able to check the status of the backup.
When I click the toolbar icon,then Backup Status , I get the error :
"Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file."
Then I hit ok, and get another message : " Backup Status cannot be opened,because a system error occurred."

I am running Windows XP.

Any help is appreciated.

Deb
 

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Hi,

Recently I upgraded my OS, from Win Vista 32 bits to Win 7 32 bits with the DVD of TOSHIBA, and since, the eco touch doesn't work anymore.

When I press it, the laptop doesn't switch to eco mode.

Does somebody have the solution for that, please?

Answer:Satellite U500-11C - After Win7 upgrade the eco touch doesn't work anymore

Have you tried to install Eco utility after Win7 upgrade?

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I am getting an error message saying "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." I have run CHKDSK /r to try and repair any errors on the drive; cmd showed a report stating chkdsk has finished. But when I try to access the drive I still receive the same error report. Is there anything anyone out there can suggest that could help me with this problem?! Thank you so much in advance for you help!
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch 4 error message!

chkdsk drive name: /f /r

Segate now owns Maxtor you can check their site for some Tools to use. But you might have a faulty HDD. Try that set of commands listed above.
 

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I wish to uninstall the Retrospect Backup software which just doesn't seem to be compatible with my PC.However, the manual states that installation of the drive should include the Retrospect software.Does anyone know if the HD will work without it?

Answer:Maxtor One-Touch external drives

If I don't install my Iomega software the drive just shows up as another drive letter in My Computer. But remember to double click on the mass storage device icon in the system tray before pulling the plug to remove it without losing data.

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I dropped the Maxtor One Touch III to the floor pretty badly. After that it had only momentarily beep sound and could not be detected from Win XP. I took the drive out from the enclosure and hooked it up with the IDE cable and power cord, still no luck from XP but only beep sound could be heard. Now the beep sound is gone and I don't feel anything coming from the drive except a bit warm (with the IDE cable and power cord connected).

So what is the best way to retrieve the data? Any good data recovery softwares? I know there are bunch of places that advertise for data recovery but charges a lot.
 

Answer:Data recovery from Maxtor One Touch III ?

Unfortunately, all the "home user" recovery methods/tools to try and recover data assume you can still at least connect to the HD itself (e.g. via the cable as you tried). But seems in your case the drive is physically damaged... so unless you can find a hardware guru to fix an HD with physical damagei, i think you're out of luck

/* edit /
I assume you used a USB / IDE cable? Did the drive spin up at all? Did you hear the USB ding dong sound when you connected it?
 

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Hi every one
I try to use my Maxtor One Touch III mini on my new Vista Home Premium 64bit notebook but nothing happen. Please need help. Thanks.

Answer:Maxtor One Touch III Mini for 64bit

Have you installed the following software?

OneTouch III Mini Vista Software | Seagate

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I have a DiamondMax 10, 300GB External HD. I attached this to a iMac. It crashed.
The drive will not mount to the desktop. In addition the OS cannot see the drive, a problem that has been documented in many forums. In my case the USB is not seen by the iMac Disk Utility or System Profiler. It also does not mount under the Firewire cable, although in Macintosh System Profiler is does say there is an unknown disk with no statistics.

What I have done:
1. It was dead in the beginning so I removed the disk and replaced the PCB card on the back of the drive. This produced a running disk with flashing blue lights in the front. It still does not mount on the desktop and is still not see by either utility.

2. I will install this as a slave internal disk to see if that works.

3. I will install this on a new external case.

I am looking for any Macintosh utility that could perhaps repair the directory on the hard drive so that I may at least mount the HD. Maxtor/Seagate does not have nor support Macintosh with any software utilities.

Any suggestions will be tried. I really need the data.

Regards,
 

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Hi,I have a new Maxtor one touch back up external HD. It has this rather unique & simple way of backing up ones entire PC which is great. I did my first b/u the other day but the files are not Windows folders or anything familiar. They are Maxtors own icons with code numbers.I then looked at the instructions which seems to indicate that I have to install Windows XP & IE Exporer on to the Maxtor. Does anyone know if this is the case?Regards,A

Answer:MAXTOR ONE TOUCH BACK UP QUESTION?

I have one of these, but a year or two old. Maybe something changed but I don't remember any such suggestion. It would be weird to require XP installed on the drive. It's at home and I'll check later. I don't actually use this facility because I like having accessible files and folders, so I use a different backup programme.

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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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Hi All,

Recently I puchased Maxtor One Touch Mini III 120 GB. After I back up my work from home PC, this drive didnot detected in my office PC though both are the using the same OS XP Pro SP2 .
Moreover I did not set the password protection for my Maxtor.

I went through Maxtor / Seagate trouble shooting web page but doesnt seem very much helpful.

Any body can guide me through it?
 

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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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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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Hello,

So I had my Maxtor Touch 4 External HD on top of a cofee table, on and working when my two dogs decided to chase each other causing the HD to tumble off and thump two good times before coming to a stop. Now everytime I turn the HD on I get a humming noise sort of like a small fan trying to run along with a beep every 10 seconds or so. My computer no longer detects the HD when connected. My question is: Is there any way of me opening this thing and salvaging any of the irreplaceable info on it or is it completely gone???? Please help! Thank you!
 

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This is a sneaky one: After installing the Maxtor Mini III

(external - USB), my pc began to hang forever whenever I tried to

download or send an email from Outlook Express. The Norton email

scan icon would appear motionless. After much searching, I

discovered the process "MAXBACK.." (in Windows Task Manager) was

utilizing 98% of cpu time. I stopped the process and everything

works fine. The drive seemed to work OK and the only time the pc

hanged was in the email process. Of course, everytime I boot up, I

have to stop the Maxback process for my OE to work. Does anyone

know of a fix for this problem? Maxtor tech support was not too

helpful. Appreciate any input!

I'm running a XP, SP2 and IE6
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch Mini III hanging cpu

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Hope someone can help as I am very baffled!I have purchased a Maxtor one touch for my PC (windows XP) and have been following the instructions to install it.The instructions tell me to format the drive with NTFS. I've followed the instrctions to do this, under Disk Management but afer getting to 100%, it says that the formatting was unsuccessful. I'm not sure what to do next. I have been in contact with Maxtor, who have given a very confusing reply :-1. Remove all existing partitions from the drive.2. Re-partition the drive but do not use the full disk space, leave approx. 100-200MB unpartitioned.3. Format the drive.But I do not understand this. Hope someone can help?Many thanks

Answer:Maxtor one touch Installation problems

Make a 98 floppy boot disc from here click here Go into bios (it will show on bootup which key to press to enter setup) and under Advanced Settings (I think) change boot order to boot from floppy, exit and save settings. (Use Esc, Enter and page up/down to navigate). Follow these instructions to fdisk, delete partitions and format click here

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Just bought online and wondering if anyone has advice and/or hints on using it. Got a good price so found it hard to resist.

My next purchase is to replace my 15" Samsung 753df CRT with a 17" Samsung 713N LCD monitor, again on sale but not until next week.

Also thinking about replacing my LG DVD-R with a Samsung dual-layer DVD-RW (again I've found it at a bargain price) and wondered if the installation would follow the "connect it exactly the same way as the previous drive" rule? (After uninstalling the old drivers of course).
 

Answer:Maxtor 1-touch ll 200gb Ext. HD- advice?

Back-up is the main thing to use that har drive for.

As for the opticle drives, as long as you have the jumper settings set correctly, there should be no problem.
 

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My Maxtor one touch is no longer recognised by my computer. The light is on, but when I connect it via USB to my cvomputer, it's as if I haven't. When I tip the one touch devide up, I can hear something very small rattling about inside. Is my device doomed?

Answer:Maxtor One Touch - not recognised by computer

CAn you see it in Device manager or Disk manager?You can open up the device and see what is loose, as long as the part is not from the hard drive but just from the case then you can place the drive in another enclosure and get at all your files.

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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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Anyone have a soution here.

running dual quad processors under Vista 64bit system. I bought a new Maxtor 1touch 1tb drive for backups. Vistas 64 bit is preventing the drive from allowing me to run the recovery utility and the drive keeps going on and offine in Explorer.
the backup works but does not recognize all drive locations.

Also, I had the same issues using a 1tb Freeagent drive. ulities would not load and run. even after multiple uninstalls and reinstalls and after removeing all refrences to the software in the registry..

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I have a maxtor one touch II external drive. It has dantz retrospect 1.1 software to backup with. I recently tried a backup and when I used the software, it started, but I got a bad pool header blue screen. I can access all of the files on the drive without any problem, just can't use the backup feature. I have WindowsXP, Dell 8300, 3gb RAM. I updated my RAM and added a larger hard drive within the last 2-3 months. I attached some files from the minidump folder. I also have tried chkdsk on both my c: and g: (external drive letter).
 

Answer:maxtor one touch II bad pool header

download windows debugging tools, then get software called winternals administration pack........

it will analyse the crash dump and give you the most likely source where the crash originated from.
 

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I have a Maxtor One Touch external HDD 750 gig. It was working fine on a clients Macbook. Then "poof" it was gone... It was no longer detected at all... When I plug it in, it whirs and clicks as if it is working. The light comes on and stays lit solid, But I can't detect it on any computer I plug it into. I am assuming it has died...
Is there any way to recover from an external HDD if it's not detected? I have recovery software, but I can't see it, I can't recover it. Any suggestions on recovery?
Please help... There are GIGS of pictures and stuff that is ONLY on this HDD.
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch external HDD DEAD

It could be a problem with the enclosure. Try removing the HDD from the caddy and plug it directly to SATA. If it clicks the same then it could be a problem with the PCB or heads. Don't open the HDD's lid as this will allow dirt to make contact with the platters, unless you know what you're doing.

The drive has to acquire first on Device Manager before you can use recovery softwares.
 

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I have an 80g Maxtor one touch mini 4 and I have damaged the usb connector into the hard drive. Does the hard drive have a standard mini 5 pin usb female connector? I have purchased 3 new cables, all with a male mini usb 5 pin connector and they won't connect - they are the same size as the female opening on the hardrive. Is this a proprietary usb? If not, what on earth is happening that I can't plug in the new lead? Very frustrating!!

Answer:Maxtor one touch mini4 usb problem

...or something. Who knows? I'm experiencing a missing drive issue at present and have resorted so far to actually removing the 2.5" drive from its enclosure (very simply done) so as to access its SATA out and power jack with a Universal Drive Adaptor. Seems to me your easiest fix is to get a new enclosure. Not a difficult task at all. I'm a novice and did it.I'm thinking, but can't be positive, that a standard usb to mini is 'standard' and will work if the input jack itself isn't damaged, which is too easily done.Cheers,Eric/St.Pete, FLA

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I am working on setting up a backup system at my parents' office, and short of setting up mirrored RAID1 arrays on all the computers I suggested external drive backups. They deal with many important documents, but no large files, all the computers in their office, still running xp, only use between 7 -15 gb of hardrive space.

To make it as simple as possible to backup their system often i suggested One Touch enclosures, that I have worked with, so they wouldnt have to worry about software, and could just press the button once a week. Looking to buy the drives though I have read that the failure rate of maxtors in external enclosures is very high right now (i personaly have not have any maxtor's fail, just handfuls of dead seagates) and I am not farmiliar with any other external drives that have the "one touch" type system.

Is there an alternative in this area, enclosures wtih the button that can automaticaly backup the drives, and if not can somone suggest a software that works well that runs automaticaly so they won't have to worry about it?

Any suggestions as to dependable drives in the 120-350 range and good enclosures are also appreciated.
 

Answer:One Touch backups, maxtor alternatives?

I second the One Touch approach. I got a 650gb and it's a delight.

I also got a copy of Acrons True Image 11 and use it rather than the O.T. software,
but that's a personal choice
 

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I'm attempting to connect a Maxtor One Touch Mini III to my NSLU2 which is connected to a Linksys hub, which has 2 PC's also connected to it.

I would like to access the HD from either PC or remotely. I can't seem to get the NSLU2 to recognize the Maxtor. Also, I'm concerned with spin down of the drive, as my network is always on, but I don't want the drive to spin 24/7.

I'm running XP Home Edition on both machines, and have upgraded the firmware on the NSLU2 to 6.3. l've also formated the Maxtor to FAT32 thinking the NSLU2 needed to see FAT rather than NTFS....I'm confused!

Has anyone done this and can you provide any quidance? I appreciate any input!

Thanks, dondd
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch on Linksys NSLU2

It appears from this article that NTFS is supported with a firmware upgrade: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSLU2

Have you tried connecting any other USB disks to this device? Perhaps the Maxtor has some sort of issue?
 

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Here's the situation. Maxtor one touch external was sitting on an empty bottled water box in a huge tent where about 50 or so of us were living. I was gone at the time. Some idiot threw a water bottle (not sure how much water was actually in it but obviously enough to provide enough force to knock it over.) across the tent at someone and it knocked my hdd off the box and onto the floor. the box was approx 1.5 ft high. Plugged drive into my computer and got nothing. It spun up but then started making this really high pitched (high for a hdd) alternating screetching sound. once i unplugged it just back to spinning but spinning much faster than normal. Someone i work with has a Greystone Data Systems D101 kit so i tried that. It didn't even recognize the drive. I've been looking online for repair/recovery services but i didn't see anything less than $1k and i'm really not about to pay that much money to replace a drive that only cost me 189 to begin with (around may 05 or so)
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch 20gb possible repair?

Well... There is an old wise tale that says that you can place a defective hard drive in a freezer for 30 minutes (I think) or less. And then connected your drive to your system to extract your data.
Whether or not this works for you you only get one shot with this method. This does not permanently repair the drive. It just gets you some time to get the data off. Always worth a try.. Have nothing to lose if you tried everything else.

Good luck..
 

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I just installed a new hard drive in my Dell Inspiron 9200 due to previous HD failure. Reinstalled Win XP successfully and was hoping to restore my files from my external HD, a 200G Maxtor One Touch using Acronis True Image. My problem is that my computer does not show Drives E and F (the partitions on my ext. HD). I have tried all the recommended easy fixes, including changing cable, powering down, rebooting, etc. When I plug the drive in it is recognized as a USB Mass Storage Device In "Safely Remove Hardware". In Device Manager, the HD is listed. HD was working at last backup before Dell HD failed. Just connected to another PC with same results.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot from here?
 

Answer:Cannot Access Maxtor One Touch External HD

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This is a sneaky one: After installing the Maxtor Mini III

(external - USB), my pc began to hang forever whenever I tried to

download or send an email from Outlook Express. The Norton email

scan icon would appear motionless. After much searching, I

discovered the process "MAXBACK.." (in Windows Task Manager) was

utilizing 98% of cpu time. I stopped the process and everything

works fine. The drive seemed to work OK and the only time the pc

hanged was in the email process. Of course, everytime I boot up, I

have to stop the Maxback process for my OE to work. Does anyone

know of a fix for this problem? Maxtor tech support was not too

helpful. Appreciate any input!
 

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Hi can anyone help me see the thread below.
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/604517-solved-external-hard-drive-not.html
I am having the same problem when I try to acces the drive in XP i get the message : x:\ is not accessible. the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
But when it's connected to vista it works fine any ideas on how to solve this problem? Ive ran chkdsk etc. and it tells me everything is ok but it still won't work.
I do have a problem with the usb mass storage device driver windows can't locate it so i think it is something to do with this. Where do i get a usb mass storage device driver for xp.
Shouldn't that install automatically with windows?
 

Answer:Maxtor One touch Ok in vista but not working in XP

The file you require will be on the Windows XP CD. It should already be on your hard disk:

c:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbstor.sys

You can try to install it by locating C:\Windows\inf\usbstor.inf and right click it and select Install.

On the Maxtor web site, I can only find drivers for Windows 98 and Mac OS 9 and X.
 

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Hi, sorry, first time user of these ext HD...dumb question
I just installed the Maxtor 120gb one touch HD, USB.

How do I know if my hard drive has successfully copied?
I am backing up the whole system on two different computers (one WIN98 Dell, one XP HP computer)
so i setup the hard drive and done the first backups separately on both computers, clicked on copying the whole C: drive
i mean, it says "successfully completed"
what should i be seeing when I am done? just to make sure...

i am also worried that instead of copying two separate backups for the two computers, it overwrote. First I backuped the 98 Dell, then the XP HP computer. I don't seem to see the info for the 98 Dell. Am I wrong?

when i open up my Maxtor F drive, I see 2 folders
"Retrospect" and "Retrospect Backup" folders.
In the "Retrospect" first folder:
F:\Retrospect\Backup Set A" Folder\1-Backup Set A\ --> then I have a bunch of "AA0000xx.rdb" files.
and a Dantz file but it doesn't know what to Open With.

In the second folder "Retrospect Backup" folder, two folders:
F:\Retrospect Backup\Backup copy of Drive C (C)\ ---> with 0 objects?????

F:\Retrospect Backup\Backup copy of HP_PAVILION (C)
and this seems to have all the info thatI see when I open the C: on the actual computer

But I just checked the properties, and it says I have used 23 gb which makes sense (7 gb from first Dell computer, 17 from the HP)

Help!
Thank you... Read more

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Help-Loads of photos and other files on my Maxtor One Touch but although previously used via USB on Win ME PC it cannot be found. And on my XP laptop it appears as a separate drive but I get the message that it needs reformatting when I try to access it. I tried Mediarecover unsuccessfully.Looking, belatedly, at the instructions this can happen if left running when the computer goes onto standby if set to do so for energy saving. Any chance I can retrieve files?ThanksDiane

Answer:Maxtor One Touch - reformat message

Hi dilbar dont know if this will help or what you might need but worth a try its maxtor,s data recovery its a free toolclick here

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My external drive has stopped working. It turns on alright but does not make its usual noises nor does it show that it is there on the computer. I don't get any error messages or anything. My husband has another Maxtor One Touch III hooked up to his laptop and it works fine. I tried hooking my Maxtor to his laptop and it does the same thing...it turns on but and that is it (It does not show up as being connected). I also exchanged the powercord and USB conncection with my husband's Maxtor cords without any changes. I have all my music and photos on my Maxtor III and would like to get it back. Any help is appreciated.
 

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I have an external Maxtor One Touch II drive. I was in the middle of downloading some video onto it when suddenly the program (Pinnacle Studio DV 9) crashed. I re-opened and got a message "unable to locate drive K:"

When I open My Computer I see the drive listed under "Other" as "Maxtor Locked Drives." When I right click on it and click on "unlock drive" nothing happens.

I have never password protected this drive.

I'm running Windows XP, SP2.

Here's what I've tried so far:

1. Different USB ports
2. Connect via fire wire
3. Connect drive to another computer
4. Device manager uninstall drive and reboot. XP recognizes the new hardware, but still cannot access drive.

Any help would be appreciated as I have an almost completed movie project on that drive. Many hours invested.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch II Suddenly Disappeared

I hate to suggest the obvious, but have you tried the Worldwide Support at Maxtor.COM ???
 

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hi all,

i've got a maxtor one touch external hdd (300GB) that has a dead hdd. It is also out of warranty. Can i get a larger hdd? if so, would it see more than 300GB? any help would be much appreciated. thank you

kind regards

steve
 

Answer:Dead hdd in Maxtor One Touch + larger hdd?

Try it and see. The controller card may have a size limitation, but you can buy a decent enclosure for $30.00.
 

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Hi

I have a Maxtor One Touch 200 Gb connected to my PC via a firewire.
Today, quite suddenly it has decided not to work. Two things are happening though.

The light comes on, I hear it trying to come on as usual, but, when I go to windows explorer to grab a file, the error says "The Disk in Drive H is not formatted. Would you like eto format now?" another error I get is along the lines of "Parameter is not correct"

I have HP Windows XP SP2 almost four years old. At the time of purchase I was like the only person I know with a gig of ram, (I had it built). It's running well.
Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz

Thanks for any help in the right direction.

Barb
 

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I have a Maxtor (now Seagate) One Touch Mini III hard disc drive connected to a Linksys NSLU2. The drive works fine as I can access it and read/write to it. The Maxtor has a power save function in firmware that allows it to stop spinning (after 1 hour of non-use) and wait for an access command to spin up.

The issue I'm having is that the NSLU2 (version 2.3 R63) seems to be keeping the Maxtor from going into the power save mode. If I power cycle the NSLU2, an hour later, the Maxtor will go into power save. However, once I access it to read or write to the drive, it won't go into power save unless I power cycle the NSLU2 again.

Is there something the NSLU2 is doing periodically to prevent the drive from entering power save? Is there anything I can do from a configuration perspective to fix this issue?
 

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I recently upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. I had to do a clean install do to size of SSD (only 64gb). Install went smooth except that installed software cannot be reloaded because Toshiba doesn't supply them but was able to resolve those issues. I have several soft keys on my laptop that no longer work (ECO,Mute,QuickLaunch for media, and touchpad disable/enable). These all worked in Vista.

I have done and redone all drivers that seem to pertain to these on Toshiba download site. TVAP utility has been run, removed/reboot/re-installed, and even tried moving file from temp to TBS file (with reg change also) to where the other config files are.

Anyone have this issue or know of a way to get this working? I use the mute alot and would like to get working asap. Also the functions can be operated if I search for them in windows and start them (ie ECO light comes on when ECO utility is started) Thanks.

Answer:Satellite P505 - Soft touch buttons dont work after Windows 7 upgrade

Hi buddy,

First of all I must say that all drivers and tools for Satellite P505 can be downloaded on Toshiba US page:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com

Usually you need for activating the illuminated buttons Toshiba Value Added Package. So check the US page and download newest version of it.
For eco button you need ?Eco Utility? but you can find it on Toshiba website too.
Last but not least check also the BIOS. There you can also enable/disable the illuminated buttons. Make sure they are enabled.

> TVAP utility has been run, removed/reboot/re-installed, and even tried moving file from temp to TBS file (with reg change also) to where the other config files are.
I don?t know what you mean with this because normally after VAP installation everything works. You don?t have to move files from a folder to another.

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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?
 

Answer:Solved: Maxtor one touch ext. hard drive

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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 removed a Seagate IDE HD from a Maxtor One Touch external enclosure and installed it in my computer as the primary slave HD. The computer recognizes the drive and it shows up as "Healthy" in Disk Management. However, when I try to access it in Explorer, it says,"F:\ is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." Also, in properties it says the file system is RAW. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Convert Maxtor One Touch ExHD to Internal

Have you formated the HDD? The file system should probably be NTFS, not RAW. Did you use it normally before installing it in your computer, or is it a new drive? If it's new, you need to format it, if you used it before taking it out of it's external enclosure, something else could be wrong.
 

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