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Maxtor Diamondmax 80GB ATA 133 help!

Not sure what to do.. first my Maxtor external hard rive began causing my pc to hang up, causing me to have to disconnect it and restart and now my pc won't even recognize the External HD. Am I dead in the water or is there a way to get my files back? I have years and years of family pictures, home movies, resume's, passwords, etc.... please help!!

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Re: Maxtor Diamondmax 80GB ATA 133 help!

There are several programs you can use to get your data off.
You will have to slave your new drive on to the IDE cable that your old one is on, you can then use symantec ghost to clone the old drive to the new,
Acronis true image is the other program you can use, put acronis true image on the new drive and the slave the old drive and take and image of it then recover it to the new drive.
Hope this helps

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