Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive

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I:\ is not accessible the file or dir.is corrupted and unreadable

Hi I have a maxtor personal storage 3200. 150 gig. and I cant access it I looked and it shows in my computer when i click on it it gives me that error.the file or directory is corrpted and unreadable.I ran chkdsk.and nothing. So I went to disk manager and the drive is there but it says it is [raw] not nfts.what to do next If I formatt it to nfts I will lose all data.please help.My maxtor 3200 is giving me the error message "file is corrupt and unreadable". I have thousands of valuable pics and video from the past ten year on it. I am so sad about this. Can anyone help? Where do I begin?

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Hi

find the drive letter

press start -> run -> type in cmd
-> type in the cmd window : chkdsk /F /X DriveLetter:

you can use filescavenger to recover files from the corrupt drive, formating will not erase your files.

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Hi

Changing the Partition from FAT to NTFS will not delete the data.Its not a format.Could please paste the screen shot of the disk manager screen.

Thanks
Riz

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    Mohammed Rizwan Dec 30, 2008

    Hi,

    This problem may also occur, if the drive for Ext HDD is not recognized.Try Uninstalling the Device drivers in the Device manager.

    To access device manager

    1.Click start
    2.click Run, then type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotes)
    3.Hit OK.

    Thanks
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If you removed the USB printer from the desktop and plugged the Maxtor external into that connector the Maxtor would work just fine.

Evidently the case front USB port(s) could provide enough power to run a thumbdrive but could not provide enough power to run the Maxtor external drive.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Jerry Parmanand Dec 30, 2008




    I also had this problem. So here is the solution. WARNING! DOING THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY! 1- Disconnect the HD from USB and power supply. 2- There are 2 screws at the back. Unscrew and open the box. (The plastic is kinda hard to open be careful) 3- Now you have a metal box in your hands. Unscrew and open it. 4- Now you will see a HD and a controller board. There are 3 screws that holds the controller board. Take them out. 5- Now slide out the hard drive and controller board out gently. 6- Unplug the controller board (power socket and IDE socket)from the Hard disk. 7- Look at the back you will see jumper settings. (Mine was set on Cable Select.) 8- Take the jumper out and plug it to Master ON position. now put it all back together. I have followed these steps, now my 3200 box works fine. I hope this helps. Good Luck do this if step 1 that i give you don't work.






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