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The disk that u need is maybe provide by your motherboard vendor. It's in your motherboard driver & device cd provided when u purchase the pc. Try to search the "sataraid or satarid floppy" in the cd. Then copy it into a 3.5 floppy disk. Remember, the files or folder that u will need to copy must have the txtsetup.oem file.

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If you mean the Maxtor disk utility that comes with raw hard drives, it is NOT necessary to install this in order for the drive to work. If the new computer already has an OS on it and is working, what part of the Maxtor utility is it that you think you need? The OS has all the tools you would need to work with the disk. Or you could always download a 3rd party app to do the specific task. If this is regarding an external drive, again the new computer ( and OS) will have whatever tools you would need to work with the disk. In fact you should only have to plug the external disk into the USB port and the new computer will find it and ask how you want to use it, etc. The Maxtor disk utilities that came with raw drives is pretty much obsolete when used with a current Windows or Mac OS.

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> I do not want to screw anything up.

First, purchase a new internal disk-drive (newer? faster? bigger?) and set aside your current disk-drive, rather than "overwriting" any of the files on the current disk-drive when reinstalling Windows.

Second, reinstall Windows.

Third, reinstall the Maxtor software that you used to do the "backup".

Fourth, connect the OneTouch, and use that Maxtor software to "restore" the files.

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Dear shirley403

Yes, you need an operating system disk if you use the Maxtor hard disk as the main patision to your computer.
but, if you only use it to backup drive, set the jumper to slave.
If you are using external cassing, jumper settings depending on the situation, try to enter the master jumper setting,
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hopefully this can help...

TQ

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Hello,

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Just keep setting till you put at the right position where the system recognizes it.

There is nothing wrong with your PC and hard drive, just set the jumper of the Hard disk and that should be all.

Take care.

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set the jumper on the maxtor to cable select and see if that fix's things ?

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