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Reformating all the time.

Hey, I have a really serious problem with my Maxtor 1TB. I formated it once and then download some programs ( movies & music ) onto in. Then a few days later, I have to reformat it again because my computer sees it as a new harddisk. My other harddisk ( IOMEGA 120gb ) works perfectly fine. Any solutions to why it is happening? Reply with a possible solution that will allow me to get my movies & music back safely.

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Get a freeware data recovery software program (google for it). Be sure not to reformat the drive or copy any other files to it.

After you recover your files, run the maxtor diagnostics on it (do a full diag procedure).


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