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Used maxtors i'm running winxphome and got two hds from friends have bit of a problem with 80gb in that computer not seeing but device manager sees' it and says its ok and also 30gb get mess. saying cannot format system utilitys using have deleted everything i can from but still have flash9 on and still cannot format

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Can't format my hard drive


You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart If its an external hard drive or a usb pen drive click start right click on my computer select open you should see your pen drive right click then select format another way is to click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format Hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2013 | Seagate Maxtor 80GB DiamondMax Plus21 SATA...

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PC RECOVERY & MAXTOR ONETOUCH 4 MINI SOFTWARE


MAXTOR MANAGER & SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT
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These notes are offered because the software is problematic after the Maxtor Manager has been used a few times. But if you can get round its foibles it can be absolutely invaluable, being much quicker and more convenient as a rescue system than anything else I have come across.

The comments are based on trial and error with 80GB and 320GB versions which saved two installations on Win XP with a custom built PC, and one(so far!) on Vista with an Acer Aspire 5920 laptop, when clean installs from scratch would otherwise have been required.

The laptop had no Windows CDs and relied on serial backups on a second partition on the hard drive, as well as on two post installation backup DVDs, and sets of three and five other backup DVDs which were made later over two years. Life was too short to make another set for six months or so but luckily I got the OneTouch 4 Mini a few weeks ago, which saved the day when the serial backup system subsequently failed completely.

1.) The CD Included with OneTouch 4 Mini
- is only used as a boot disc for system restoration using 'Safety Drill' copies of a whole system
(see 5. and 6. below).
n.b. Maxtor Manager and drivers are not on this CD
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2.) Maxtor Manager
- When the drive is new, the installation files for Maxtor Manager (a set of utilies), as well as a comprehensive User Manual,are pre-saved as files on the drive itself. This is why the manual strongly recommends copying and saving them on the PC for future use. This is just in case you need to format the drive and then cannot retrieve the files to reinstall the Manager program later.
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3.) Using the OneTouch 4 Mini without extra software
-PCs already have the necessary drivers to run external drives including OneTouch. When it is first plugged in the PC installs the drivers automatically so it can be accessed though its icon in the 'My Computer' window without any need for other drivers, and files can be copied and 'dragged out' or 'dropped in' as usual. However if Maxtor Manager cannot see OneTouch re-installation of drivers or Maxtor manager could be needed, see 8.).
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4.) Installation of Maxtor Manager
-At first you can agree to this when it is offered automatically when you connect the drive.
- Later, re-installation just requires double clicking on the 'Launch' icon, which is among the file icons on the drive itself, when the drivers may, or may not, still be intact.
chas6_2.jpg
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5.) 'Safety Drill' Copies
-These are copies of the whole system in its current state, which may be saved onto the OneTouch drive by using the 'Safety Drill' utility,which is only one of the programs in the set of utilities accessed through Maxtor Manager.
- Depending on the remaining capacity, the software may not like allowing less than 100% of the Drive for safety Drill copies and/or tends to fail to save properly if the percentage is changed. e.g. if 80% is already in use for other files and previous Safety Drill copies, and you want to save another copy there may not be room unless 100% is allocated for copies.
When the drive fills up it is unknown whether the automatic deletion of unmarked (for protection) copies works properly, or not.
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6.) Using 'Safety Drill'
-To use it to make a copy, first install Manager and run it, then click on the Safety Drill icon in the row of utility icons across the top of each page.
- In the event of a disaster, full recovery of the full working system to the date of the last or an earlier Safety Drill copy can be achieved.
- This is done by putting the supplied CD in the PC's drive, ensuring that BIOS is set to 'boot from CD' (the default),connecting the drive, restarting the PC to boot from the CD (see 1.above), and following the on-screen instructions to restore from a Safety Drill copy which has been saved on the OneTouch drive.
- The process is simple and progress is documented by clear comments on screen.
- After removing the CD when prompted, the System should be restarted without recourse to the BIOS to reset the boot priority, which should be only be done later once everything has been restored.
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7.) If Maxtor Manager becomes corrupt
-e.g. if Manager ceases to recognise the drive, or if the list of Safety Drill copies contains duplicates, or shows other anomalies, it is time to uninstall and then reinstall it, which usually puts things right.Also see 8.) below, and if you should wish to format the drive as well, see 2.) and make sure you have saved a copy of these installation files from the drive :-
chas6_3.jpg
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8.) If the OneTouch does not appear
in My Computer
or cannot be found by Maxtor Manager, right click on My Computer icon and select Properties, Device Manager, Disc drives, and expand Disc Drives. There will probably be a yellow overlay over Maxtor drive, to show it has a problem, so right click on it and select 'Choose drivers for this device' to reinstall them. Without going online they seem to be found somewhere locally on the PC to restore function.
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9.) Diagnose or repair disk errors, & check warranty status
- Seatools
is a free diagnostic, repair, and auto-warranty checker program which can be downloaded from Seagate.
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10.) To preserve the Setup Files
Installation of Maxtor Manager is performed by clicking the file marked 'Launch' which can be found amongst the setup files on the OneTouch drive itself, see 2. above. They are not on the CD which is provided.

The files can more easily be identified at first by exploring the OneTouch drive, where they remain unless the drive is formatted. It is a good idea to copy the setup files to PC because no download is available.
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on Dec 12, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

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Can I put in my PC Compaq Presario SR 1610NX a Hard drive Maxtor 40GB, 3.5 ? Thanks


Hi,
Desktop Specs Link Motherboard Specs Link
A. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
B. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.

1. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
2. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present. (Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
3. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2 of the mother board mount firmly. (you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
4. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive. (you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
5. Power On your computer and press Delete or F2 to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10 save.
6. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
7. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management, so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.

Hopefully this information helps.
Feel free to ask, so I can clarify things.
Thank you for using FixYa.

Sep 05, 2011 | HP/Maxtor 40GB 3.5 IDE/ATA Hard Drive...

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The green light on my maxtor external 80gb harddrive comes on as usual, then the orange light comes on now and my computer does not recognize it at all (Windows XP). It's been working fine for maybe 5...


Shut it off and unplug it from power. Let it sit for a day before trying to connect again.

Make sure you've rebooted your computer before trying it again.

Hard drives fail sometimes but so do the enclosures to - so you may still have the data.

If it does work - backup everything immediately.

If it's clicking - that's the sound of death for hds.

Dec 02, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 (M01E100) 100...

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MY external hard disk maxtor is not detected


Is this a new Maxtor external drive? It came with a CD. Run the utility.

If there is no data on it that you want to save, you can also blow away the partition and format it:
Right-click [My Computer]
[Manage]
[Disk Management]
Find your external Maxtor Disk inthe list and / or graph
Right-click on the disk and select either "Format" or "Delete Partition"
(try format first) Use "NTFS quick format"

If you delete the partition, then "Create Partition" and then format.
You can assign a drive letter or accept whatever it assignes (probably Drive D)
*done*




Sep 30, 2009 | Maxtor / 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-150 /...

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Maxtor mini one touch 4


When you were in device manager did you notice if it was enabled? Did you try to force install the hardware somewhere else, or did you try to change what driver was used?

Ryan Frame
Creative Energy Associates Technical Center

Aug 24, 2009 | Seagate 80GB One Touch 4 Mini-maxtor USB...

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MAXTOR 250 gb usb hard disk is not detected


On some computers the output power of the USB ports is too low to drive the Ext. HDD.

Have you tried other USB ports on your computer?

Get yourself a powered USB hub and try that, borrow one if possible, if that works get one for yourself....

Aug 21, 2009 | HP/Maxtor 40GB 3.5 IDE/ATA Hard Drive...

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Maxtor 200 gb external will not show up in my computer after numerous installs


For Vista you don't need any driver for this, it should recognize and install automatically.
Did you check the device manager to see if the disk is recognized in the device list?

Next step is to check the Disk Manager (right-click My Computer, select Manage and then select disk management), and see if the disk already has a partition and has been formatted. If not, then it will not show up in "My Computer" with a drive letter yet.

Some details on external hard disk troubleshooting might also help.

May 20, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor 80gb hard disk not dtecting


You might want to try downloading this fix from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/KB/908673, as your first line of attack.  The problem seems to be within your usb 2.0 hub on your computer.  See if this helps.
Thanks for posting.
Mark

Dec 01, 2008 | Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0...

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Can't see cd-drive and new hard drive


Guess it has been disabled in device manager ... right click on my computer goto manage select device manager and cd-rom right click enable!!!

Jun 14, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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