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Maxtor hardrive installs but gets recognised as a localdisk

Last night my hardrive did not appear in my computer but instead recognised it as new hardware and asked me to install it. I folowed the onscreen instructions and it said it was installed successfully. however when i went to my computer it was shown as local disk f??? what is the problem?

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I really hate to be the bearer of bad new, but I believe I see a new hard drive in your future. I appears that the platter is turning, but you probably destroyed the read heads or their servo motors. Either way your done....sorry I couldn't have better news. I hope you have a backup....If not there are several very free backup sites on-line, just in case there is a next time. Good Luck

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Disassemble the enclosure.

Get the model-number and serial-number from the label on the disk-drive.

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If the warranty has ended, buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it into the enclosure, to "reconstitute" your external storage-device.

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