Question about Maxtor OneTouch II Hard Drive

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Drive not functining on new computer

I have bought a new computer and wanted to be able to back up and open my files saved on maxtor using my old computer. I ran the maxtor CD on the new computer, but am not able to access any information from the drive. Producet: Maxtor One Touch II

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  • kitkat2007 Aug 31, 2007

    the old cumputer was a windows XP and the new one is Window Vista

  • kitkat2007 Sep 01, 2007

    How do I check the file type whether it is NTFS or 32 bit?
    The computer doesn't recognise it- it does not come up n my computer or in control panel-disk management
    it is self powered

  • kitkat2007 Sep 03, 2007

    I will try and locate someone with an XP and get back

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What file system is the drive set to? NTFS or 32 bit.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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Herein lies your problem. what file type is currently on the drive NTFS or 32 bit?

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More about the old computer- what system More about the New computer- What system Please

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash Sep 01, 2007

    Can you answer the following?
    Is the drive being recognised on the new computer at all?
    What is the nature of the power supply on the drive -is it - USB powered or self powered from the wall socket?

    Go Start/Control panel/Admin tools/computer management/disk managment.
    Can you see the external disk there?

  • john ash
    john ash Sep 02, 2007

    If you can check it out on another computer -[XP if pos]
    to prove the drive- then we will come back to the drive onto your VISTA machine

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini overview


MAXTOR MANAGER & SAFETY DRILL SOFTWARE - Clarification
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(Please also see tip 'PC RECOVERY & MAXTOR ONETOUCH 4 MINI SOFTWARE' for some more details about managing this invaluable, but problematic, software).

1.) The CD Included with OneTouch 4 Mini
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(see 5. and 6. below).
n.b. Maxtor Manager and drivers are not on this CD
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2.) Maxtor Manager
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PCs already have the necessary drivers to run external drives so OneTouch can be accessed though its icon in the 'My Computer' window without any other software being required, and files can be copied and 'dragged out' or 'dropped in' as usual.
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chas6_2.jpg
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5.) 'Safety Drill' Copies
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6.) Using 'Safety Drill'
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In the event of a disaster, full recovery to the date of the last or an earlier Safety Drill copy can be achieved.
This is done by putting the supplied CD in the PC's drive, ensuring that BIOS is set to 'boot from CD' (the default), connecting the drive, restarting the PC to boot from the CD (see 1. above), and following the on-screen instructions to restore from a Safety Drill copy which has been saved on the OneTouch drive.
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chas6_3.jpg
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8.) Diagnose or repair disk errors, & check warranty status
- Seatools
is a free diagnostic, repair, and auto-warranty checker program which can be downloaded from Seagate.
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9.) To preserve the Setup Files
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The files can more easily be identified at first by exploring the OneTouch drive, where they remain unless the drive is formatted. It is a good idea to copy the setup files to PC because no download is available.

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