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Problem with error

After 3 months of using my maxtor basics it crashed and I can't seem to open it so I xan retrive my data!
it says that its not accable and that it has corupted files system or somthing like that!
please help me with this! I have all my theeses in that thing!

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    this fuckin piece of junk doesnt start and i need my data its so important that i need this data i have school data and work data on it

    who can help

  • styo Dec 27, 2008

    but your warranty is not saving your data....

    so, what can we do..??

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Thanks guys!!! Itried other PC's but nothing worked....
Thank god I have the warrantee ...so I will go to the retailer!!!
my theeses is the main problem!
375 GB worth of info!

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If you have another computer run it as a slave drive then copy and paste the info to a flash drive, Hard drive...etc. Hard drives fail, always make regular backups.

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My first solution is to plug your Hard Drive (HDD) into another computer. An external adapter would work fine. It most likely won't work, so you should try to find a Data Doctor - make sure you try the demo to make sure it works before you buy anything. You might even get lucky and find a free one. Recover the files onto a different HDD, and congratulations!

If you don't have the necessary materials for the above, you can also look at a HDD recovery service (Click the link). Although you will find that they charge more money, they are most likely more likely to find your files then commercial "do-it-yourself" software (as mentioned in the first solution).

Good luck!

-Rolltape

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Maxtor Basics portable 320gb Mac to pc compatability problems

Hi Tys,

I had a similar issue with my Maxtor Basics portable 500GB drive. I hadn't formatted mine yet, but had heard there were issues, so decided to find out before I start. I even saw your post here looking for an answer. Finally, one of my friends told me the following solution, which worked fine for me:

Don't format the drive as any of the Mac OS Extended options, simply reformat it as MS-DOS (it should be one of the options in Disk Utilities when you choose Erase and go to the Volume Format dropdown list).

Your Mac should be able to recognise and use the drive in this format and it works for PCs. Transferring files between the two shouldn't be a problem.

A thing to note, though, is that these Maxtor drives apparently come ready-formatted as MS-DOS (mine did). But while my Mac recognised the drive, I couldn't copy files on to it. If this happens, erase this MS-DOS formatting with... MS-DOS. Don't ask me why this works, I'm not a Mac Genius, but now my Maxtor is trouble-free and can transfer files from PC to Mac and back again.

Hope this works out for ya!

K


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is your drive normally detectable in system? if yes [it has a letter asigned] run command prompt and cd /D <drive letter> chkdsk /r if asks to unmount say yes then reinstall backup program

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