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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


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

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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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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