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can you see this maxtor hdd you have stated only it is not backing up any more i will need more information on the problem to be able to try to fix it for you Gus if your computer came with
a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it click start control panel
administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all
of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark
! or red x right click to reinstall
drivers or 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, 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 also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery
are securely seated hope this helps
For Vista you don't need any driver for this, it should recognize and install automatically. Did you check the device manager to see if the disk is recognized in the device list?
Next step is to check the Disk Manager (right-click My Computer, select Manage and then select disk management), and see if the disk already has a partition and has been formatted. If not, then it will not show up in "My Computer" with a drive letter yet.
ANY WAY I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHY U WANT TO USE MAXTOR MANAGER..
IF U JUST WANT TO WORK WITH THE HARD DISK U CAN GO TO DISKMANAGEMENT AND INTIALIZE THE HARD DISK AND IT WORKS NORMAL IF U NEED THE MAXTOR MANAGER JUST TRY TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE ONE FRO THERE SITE WHICH MATCHES YOUR HARD DRIVE MODEL.
right click on my computer > manage > disk management > (box bottom right you should see the rest of the drive space unalocated) click the unalocated drive box > create partition > the rest is history.
Did you set your jumpers correctly? How about using a different power Cable? Different Data Cable?
If all fails try diagnosing the problem.
DOWNLOAD HIREN BOOT CD, WRITE THE ISO TO CD THEN BOOT FROM IT
Includes HDD Diagnostics for these companies
Hard Disk Tools:
- Hard Disk Diagnostic Utilities
- Seagate Seatools Desktop Edition 3.02
- Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools
- Western Digital Diagnostics (DLGDIAG) 5.04f
- Maxtor PowerMax 4.23
- Maxtor amset utility 4.0
- Maxtor(or any Hdd) Low Level Formatter 1.1
- Fujitsu HDD Diagnostic Tool 6.61
- Fujitsu IDE Low Level Format 1.0
- Samsung HDD Utility(HUTIL) 2.02
- Samsung Disk Diagnose (SHDIAG) 1.28
- IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test 4.08
- IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool 2.03
- Gateway GwScan 3.15
- ExcelStor's ESTest 3.80
- MHDD 4.6
- WDClear 1.30
- Toshiba Hard Disk Diagnostic 2.00b
- SeaTools for Dos 1.08
- HDD Regenerator 1.51 - to recover a bad hard drive
- Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 - Disk Test/Format/Maintenance tool.
- Norton Disk Doctor 2002 - a tool to repair a damaged disk, or to diagnose your hard drive.
- Norton Disk Editor 2002 - a powerful disk editing, manual data recovery tool.
- Active Kill Disk 3.1 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive.
- HDAT2 4.5.2 - main function is testing and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for devices
- SmartUDM 2.00 - Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. Viewer.
- Victoria 3.33 - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics
Hope this helps
if you are using it as a slave hard drive, you should be able to right click my computer, manage, then in next window double click storage, then disk management, then look for your drive, you can then look to see if its recognised, if not it will tell you that its not configured, and you should be able to right click on it and format it.