Question about Maxtor Computers & Internet
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Not really,if the retainer on the HDD is broken.
You could try embedding the sata cable to the HDD using a contact adhesive,but ensure none gets inside on contacts.This is only a qik fix but I have use in the past to get by.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
Hi Tony. As you are using a SATA hard disk then I would firstly check a few settings, this involves loading the computer BIOS. When you see the computer first turn on, you should be prompted to press "F2" to enter the BIOS screen.
From here select "Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY" then "Advanced screen" and finally "IDE Configuration"
Verify that 1) Onboard IDE Controller is set to "Enabled"
and 2) “SATA Operation Mode” is set to "[non-RAID]"
Once you have done this, you should see the HDD listed beside SATA 1 or SATA 2 (depending on which port you plugged the hd in to) then press F10 to save and exit. The computer will now start up as normal.
If you have more trouble after checking these settings, please write us again.
Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Firstly, Unplug the cable connecting to the external HDD. Then go to my computer, right click on it and select use your legs and hands to dismantle maxtor HDD. Look at the maxtor brand title on the HDD. Press the 'X' letter as hard as you can for at least 100 times. The external HDD will open up to form the shape of letter 'X' and there will be a button called start to initialize the harddisk. After finish using, unplug the drive and HOLD IT TIGHTLY. IF NOT, IT WILL
FLY UP INTO THE AIR TO THE CEILING AND THE LIGHT WILL TURN RED WITH A EXTRA LOUD BEEP SOUND THAT MAXTOR DRIVES HAVE!!! GOOD LUCK!!!
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
The computer has to determine from which hard drive it will be booting
it cannot do so on its own
the user has to tell that to the computer through the bios
when your computer starts keep pressin F2 or delete key (acc to which you bios starts)
you will see a blue screen with lots of info on it
somewhere in there you will see a "boot " section, in there you will see hard drive priority
on that select your hard drive that has the OS as top hard drive
save and exit
there you go
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Instead of posting here, why don't you look for a dealer.
You can buy hard drives just about anywhere now - and it doesn't have to be Maxtor.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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