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Maxtor 160gb External Hard disk stoped working

Please any1 can help me in this...my external hd has just stopd workin.. it just has this light on and is makin some kinda weird noise..how do i get to make it right :(

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  • shreyas_cn Mar 23, 2009

    when hard drive is connected it says usb not recognise

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    My Maxtor stopped working, all I hear is a clicking noise, the power light is still on. When I go to My Computer I cannot view the icon for the maxtor. What do I do?

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Do you have two males, if so one of them , the one with the two leads coming out needs to go into a usb port that gives out a charge , not all of them do, so try all your ports individually until yiu find the right one i had the same problem with mine when i first bought it hope this helps,,john i

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You're probablly SOL but-
Check your hard disk for errors
You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.

  1. Click on start, then computer (or my computer)
  2. Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now. maxtor 160gb External Hard disk stoped working - getcontent.aspx?assetid=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b&documentset=en-us&renderkey=signed1 If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk check will simply report problems but not fix them.
    To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.
    To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
  4. Click Start.
Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this may take several minutes. For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it's checking for errors.
Note
  • If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use (for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted to reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your computer.

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NOTE: Make sure that the external HD is connected and turned ON.

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