Harddrive would not boot. I bought a Enclouser to put the drive to try to read the data on it but can not get it to show up onthe MY COMPUTER screen. The new hardware found seemed to work. Is there a way to just get the data off
Try opening some files saved in your usb. Example if you have files saved in excel format, open your excel program then click in open files and select files saved in your usb. You will be able to open the files in excel using this method. You can do the same for any file you want to open. The downside is you cannot open the whole usb file and navigate or explore as usual.
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Your USB drive should show up under My computer. Double click on my computer and look for an icon that says something like mass storage device. The drive should be E: or above. If you double click on that icon, everything saved to the drive should show up just like any other harddrive. You can drag items to or from this drive.
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Try unplugging all your power supply of your desktop or if you have a laptop, take out the battery and the power plug. Leave it unplugged for about 25 mins, plug the power supply back in and insert your storage device.
if that did not work, try putting it in another usb slot, then try plugging the hard drive into another computer and see if it works.
If the other computer works, theres will problem with your power supply on the orignial computer.
If it doesn't the problem is with your usb hard drive, so read the install/repair manual that came with it.
First, try another USB Cable. If that does not work properly then I would suspect the box or the drive has failed. If you just bought it, return it to the store and complain. They may replace it. As for your data?
Now if you want to become techie you can remove the hard drive from the box and attach it to you computer either copy the files back if you do not have them on your computer or format the drive if you have your files. Then put the drive back in the box and try to get a refund or buy a different external. I like a metal box with an AC cord plug. Best of luck.
Seagate troubleshooting Error Code 10, states that drive has failed. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)
Before you resign yourself to everything is lost on this harddrive, how about trying one more thing?
How about putting the harddrive inside in a new external enclosure, and see if it works? I suggest that perhaps the external enclosure it's in, is bad. The harddrive inside is a 3.5 inch harddrive. Same width as used by a desktop computer. It is a Sata harddrive.
Here's an example of a 3.5 inch Sata, external enclosure, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3901268&CatId=2780 Just pop the external enclosure open that holds it now, take it out, and install it into an external enclosure like the example above. Plug in the USB cable.
Don't know if this applies to your particular Maxtor Personal Storage 3200, but when I went to search for the type of harddrive it uses just now, I ran into thsi, and thought I would pass it along. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/personal_storage/ps3200-sw)
Please repair the master boot record(mbr) might be damage cause of viruses. If the harddrive detected in the CMOS there is no possible that can able to format the harddrive using windows utility such as XP Bootable CD or 98SE.