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When I turn on my External HD, I now get the message "Windows Delayed write failed. Windows unable to save all the data for the file H:\$mft. The data has been lost. The error may be caused bya failure of your computer hardware or Network Connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. I can't access my External HD?

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Re: Maxtor One Touch

The harddrive itself has gone bad, only solution would be to replace the HDD inside the enclosure :-( sorry.

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Does it give you an error message ? Are you running Windows XP or Vista? If so post it here so the problem can be further narrowed down.
You might want to try a chkdsk.

In Windows XP and Vista both, a shortcut to get to the command console is holding the Windows Key and pressing R.

in the command console, type:
chkdsk X: /f /r

Where X is the drive letter of the drive giving you problems.

This will run a chkdsk on your external, restoring files and folders that cannot be accessed.

I also have a Maxtor External hard drive and have to do this quite often. It's pretty frustrating.

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Sounds like you lost the drivers for your external. W/ out an online PC you cannot download them either. Do you have a friend that could do this on their PC? That is the only way.

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