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Problem Installing Maxtor External Drive

I have a Maxtor 3100, which randomly stopped working on my office computer. I eventually got it to show up in Explorer, but I kept getting "write" errors from Windows and another sort of error from Word when I tried to open a document. I took the drive home and tried connecting it to my home PC, but the OS would freeze and the drive just kept making a clicking sound. When I disconnected the USB from the socket, the system would recover and work fine. Any ideas what I might do?

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No solution but just wanted to say I have the same problem, please let me know if you do find a solution because I have a lot of files on it and would love to get them off

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