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My maxtor wont work at all

I plug it into the usb and the computer will show that there is new hardware put but the Maxtor does not show at all i also went into my computer and went too disk Management it does'nt show there at all what do you think the Problem could be!

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    power to maxtor ,software loaded,when at maxtor home screen red letters state "no maxtor one touch found" I have reloaded software,no change. need help.

    brburch@sbcglobal.net

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It could be a couple things - do you still have the Maxtor software installed on the PC? If not you may need to reinstall the software because it may be a password protection issue.

If that is not the case the drive could be damaged. If damaged you may or may not be able to recover the data. Try downloading a product I have used before from Easeus (http://www.easeus.com/). Its drive recovery software and may locate the drive when Windows cannot.

If that does not work you may need a professional to repair the drive or recover the data.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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