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Maxtor Basics 1Tb external hard drive not working

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I recently purchased a Maxtor Basics 1Tb external hard drive, and have transferred ALL MY FAMILY'S PHOTO'S to it. It was working fine for a few days but then one morning Windows didn't detect it, and the LED kept flashing green. I then tried accessing it from another computer running Ubuntu, which i had done before, but this didn't work either.

I am desperate please help!
my 1TB external hard drive flashes green and makes a beep every 3 seconds when I put my ear to it, I have ALL my important files on there, it worked a second ago too, if its broke Im screwed...I can't risk re-formating it, and even doing that is impossible as windows wont detect it now...

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  • spyke4995 May 23, 2009

    by the way, the first part of that was a quote from another question, I didnt mean to put it there

  • spyke4995 May 23, 2009

    USB, Toshiba something laptop, Vista, it no longer recognises it, and the hard drive wont stop beeping

  • spyke4995 May 23, 2009

    when it was recognised, yes, it was a lettered drive

  • spyke4995 May 23, 2009

    can't try it anywhere yet as I am away, but thats the first thing I'l do, as for the second one, I really want to, but have no tools to pry it open at the moment

  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    What kind of computer is it hooked to?

    How is hooked up, USB?

    When you click start, then computer, does it show up at all as a lettered drive? If not now, did it when the computer recognized?

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Option 01. try the unit on another windows pc. if its the same. i am afraid you might have an issue with the device.

option 2 . you could remover the **** from the enclosure & fix it directly to the pc so that you can retrive the data. however this will have an impact on your warranty

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Very odd! What happens if you try and save a file? You say you have 'looked all over' but have you been to look in Device Manager?
Start>Control Panel>System>device manager>disk drives. If has a disk drive showing is there a Red cross or Yellow ! mark? If not right click on disk drives and look at properties.
Then come back and update us please.

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My hard drive has disappeared completely from my computer, i have looked everywhere on computer and cant find it. Have tried unplugging and rebooting. Cant even find a partition for it. Can anyone please help??? Thanks

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