Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive

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Maxtor 3200 Hi all, I have a maxtor 3200 lately my laptop couldn't recognise it then with a few steps it does but I can't access it unless I format it! I got all personal data in there, is there another way to eplore the unit or to save all my data, instead to format? I appreciate.

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  • alessandroci Sep 08, 2009

    I tried but same thing...:( I don't want to format it, all data will be erased!
    any other solution would be appreciate! I don't know maybe changing some setting or....no idea
    Thank you for help me out.

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Try connecting the Maxtor to another computer and if it functions normally, then backup your data. Then try formating the Maxtor on your computer.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Sep 09, 2009

    Remove the hard drive from the Maxtor case then connect the hard drive to another USB hard drive adapter and try it in your laptop or another computer.

    Also try installing it in a desktop computer as a slave drive.

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