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Maxtor 300ls 40gb computer cant recognize

I have a maxtor 3000ls 40gb and i want to access it to recover the data inside. i plug in the USB to computer and the little arrow shows in the lower right hand corner and even says device found but i cannot see it in 'my computer' to access the files.. What is going on?
the lights in the formt dont work anymore but when i place my ear near device it does make noise as if working. Please Help,.

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Just go to their website and look under "support". Find you model and you can download the drivers for it. Maxtor has become Seagate but they still support Maxtor. Here is the website link you need. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/

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Cannot access my maxtor external hard drive. Whenever I plug into my laptop the icon doesnt show, but the F drive show up and when I tried to open, the computer says to format. What should I do?


click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X


you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb but its not working

ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again


if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem


check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts


if it still cant be detected or If the hard drive that has failed is the same one that you are trying to recover from might the reason that you are getting this error.


This could be an issue where the part of the hard drive you are trying to access is corrupt and not accessible which would explain the reason that it would let you access the other partition.


Now I have seen cases where Malware can break the link of a Hard Drive.

So let's try a couple of steps.


Let's go back in to "Disk Management"

Lets right click on the partition that you are not able to access and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"



Now try selecting a new Drive Letter.

This will restore the path if it has been broken.


There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.


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or if its a usb external drive you might need a usb 3 card installed on your computer your computer might not have enough usb output

http://blog.premiumusb.com/2010/09/usb-2-0-vs-usb-3-0/


these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install

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This isn't a solution, but will give you more information about whether you can recover the data. If your computer recognizes the drive when you insert it, but doesn't assign it a letter, you can probably recover much of the data.

For XP: Click on "Start"-"Settings"-"Control Panel", and select "Administrative Tools". If you don't have that menu, there are other ways to get into the control panel, depending on how you've configured your OS.

Click on "Computer Management" (on the right window), then "Disk Management" (on the right again). This shows a picture of each of the hard drives on your system. The "Volume" shows the letter assigned. If you unplug the hard drive, and then plug it back it, you can easily tell which volume is being added or removed.

If you can right click on the volume, it may be a simple matter of running "checkdisk" to fix any errors (click properties, and see if that is an option in the "Tools" tab). If all the options are disabled, the drive has been corrupted. However, you may still be able to recover the data with a data recovery program (I have R-Studio, but there are a lot of others out there). If the drive doesn't show up at all, you'll probably need a professional.

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Drivers are not necessary for hard drives - as long as your computer recognized it when you first installed it, you're all set. It sounds like your hard drive has failed, or become disconnected. Check the connections for IDE or SATA, and power. If they're both connected properly, listen when you power up the computer to hear if that particular hard drive spins up. If it doesn't, it might be dead.
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