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

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Maxtor 3200 says raw in computer management

The harddrive was working great and then i moved the drive and now the computer finds it but it says that it is corrupt and unreadable and in my device manager it says that the drive is RAW. i don't want to format it because there is alot of stuff on it that i need. what is it that i can do to fix it.

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  • robie8404 Feb 23, 2009

    no the light on it stay solid and it is seen in my computer but nothing else.

  • jk620l Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Maxtor 3200. I tried different recovery programs, and they didn't work. I then tried doing a system restore and that worked.

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Your question has already been answered in the other one you posted.

  • elwayman02
    elwayman02 May 11, 2010

    Is your drive making any strange sounds when it's running?

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When your drive is in RAW format, the best thing you can do is try to recover the files and then get the hard drive replaced. I would recommend trying the trial version of this program: http://www.recovermyfiles.com

If that doesn't work, let me know, and I'll see if I can come up with another way to solve the problem.

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