I have had my maxtor Gb personal storage external drive for about 6 months now and it’s worked fine with both windows xp sp2 and vista. Posted on Apr 10, Anonymous Jan 07, The drive was still invisible in Windows XP Home??? Enter a Product Serial Number for Firmware downloads. BB code is on.

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Use CMD or partition manager freeware Fix 4. I would mount it internally for the recovery. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes.

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But right-click on “My Computer”, click “Manage”. It’s worth a thousand words. Did this solve your problem? To format the whole drive I removed all the formatted partitions and then right clicked to format the new unallocated area Took 1.

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I’ve been trying to matxor this problem for about 2 yrs now How satisfied are you with this reply? I am trying to conet my external Hard drive: After making Maxtor devices detectable by your PC, you can then try to open the drive to get the saved data back. Please enter a valid email address. One of htem is already missing from the Drive PCB though.

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Tell us some more! All you need is a powerful hard drive recovery software to restore all lost data on Maxtor external hard drive, USB etc devices. If you maxfor to get a new external drive, it is pretty easy to copy the data from to the new drive using standard Windows copying.

Locate a spare 4 pin molex power connector and attach to the damaged drive. If you see, you can just partition it from here and it will vists in your my computer.

Anonymous Apr 09, Here’s another and very probable solution. Apple Boot Camp cannot be used on an external drive. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. What is the model number of the WD?


Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. Anonymous Mar 27, This one is faulty, is working now, but who knows for how long? This thread is locked. It’s also possible your Molex power cable is not fully seated into the drive. If you’d like to troubleshoot, when you plug good power in, you should feel or hear the drive spin up. You may be asked for drivers gain, if you do, show the installer where they are.

This works in Windows server and Windows XP. Maxtor external hard drive won’t open, cannot be detected by PC!