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Maxtor external hard drive is not accessable

Hi, i was connnecting my maxtor onetouch two 300gb external hard disk through USB 2.0 to my laptop as always. one day, when i open "my computer", i found the icon of the the drive was gone. i tried to check if the usb was plugged off or device was not regonized by the computer, but i found everything was runnig normally.except, the drive icon was not presented in "my computer".hence, i have no way to read and write or do anything with this maxtor external drive. i am planning to get it fixed in some pc repair shop,can anyone tell me a better solution or give me some advices? thanks for all. regards,

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  • batgal May 03, 2008

    I was trying to access my maxtor external drive on my windows xp as always but this time for some reason my pc failed to detect my maxtor. When i'd click on my maxtor desktop icon, it would always say "no maxtor found".. but i checked the connection over and over..it was connected and turned on properly. I noticed though that when i first plugged it in, there was a beeping sound that wasnt there previously. I also tried accessing my maxtor on other devices like my laptop but it still cannot be detected. what's wrong with it?..please help.

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Follow what 'ImWireless' has suggested, but eventually you may have to remove the hard drive & install it into another housing or even into the pc as a slave or secondary drive. That way, you will know if it's a maxtor fault of a problem with your actual hard drive. Anyway, ImWireless appears to have the basic initial tests sorted.. Rgds,

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- Do you hear any beep sound when you plug in the USB drive into the laptop? - You can also try a different USB cable - Try connecting the hard drive to a different computer and see if it works All those steps will help you determine where the issue is. Please revert back with any other observations. Good Luck

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