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External Hard drive Failure

I Have a Maxtor 3200 300g External Hard drive, i brought it just over a year ago and untill now it has been fantastic but the other night it decided to play up and now i cant get into it without it asking me to format it ?? it had about 270 gig of info on it, i do have most of it backed up but it is just so frustrating. I cant run a Disk Check on it because i get this message, unless im doing it wrong ? ( Disk Check could not be Preformed because windows cannot access disk ) , If i try open it up through my computer is says ( The File or Directory is corrupted an Unreadable ). Has anyone had this problem ? is it fixeble ? do i need a recovery program ?? HEEEEELP

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  • gccircle Nov 13, 2007

    My Maxtor 3200 USB drive (500GB capacity) just encountered the very same problem today. It is almost full of backup archives and is now not recognized by Windows. I am also getting asked for format it.



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Seems to me like your MFT of FAT is corrupt. You can go ahead and do a format on it by right clicking and going to format. You should then be able to copy your backed-up files back onto the drive.

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