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My Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB External Drive Does not show up on my computer and the setup doesnt initiate. i have the one touch 4 mini 120 gb and it wont show on my PC,and yes,maxtor (seagate)won't give me any solutions
I have a
Onetouch Mini 4, operating fine on two computers with Windows XP but
couldn't get it working on Windows 7. I plugged it in and it would be
recognized but a message would come up saying there were errors and to
scan. Tried scanning and not scanning and couldn't get the drive to
work. If I tried to open it would give me the "access denied". I
couldn't get to a security tab from a folder as none of them were
It ended up that I wasn't listed as an owner nor had any permissions so I needed to be added to the device.
Here is what I did -
System, device manager, disk drives, right click on onetouch, properties, volumes, populate, the select on touch volume, properties, security, advanced, change permissions, add, typed in my user name - hit checked names (it fixed the format), then hit ok.
Then make sure you set the permissions for all the users.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Hey this is a very common problem with this hard drive. I just trashed one similar.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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Shut your computer down and remove the power cord.
Replace the power cord and press the "Power" button to restart it.
Watch the screen carefully for a message about computer setup.
Most computers use one of the function keys, which are aligned across the top of the keyboard, to access the computer's setup utility, but each manufacturer uses a different key.
For instance, HP computers generally use the F1 or F10 keys, while many Dell computers use the F12 key.
Press the appropriate function key to enter the computer's setup program, then scroll through the list of options until you see "Boot Order."
The exact location of the boot order option varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but it is often located under the Advanced menu.
Highlight the "USB Devices" option and press the up arrow key until that device is first on the boot order list.
This will force the computer to look at the external DVD drive first when it boots up.
Use the "Esc" key to exit the setup menu. Choose the "Save settings and exit" option and allow the computer to reboot.
It will now boot from the external DVD drive.
Hope this helps
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