I applied password protection on my maxtor. I restarted my computer and now I can no longer get into my hard drive. No Icon pops up and i can't go into (my computer) and find it. When I double click on safely remove usb device, It opens and tells me that the device is working fine and shows me what the device actually is. I tried going through device manager and everything else it would let me try but with no luck. I cannot see nor access my hard drive (help please).
Thanks for the idea, but I have a MAC and the .exe obviously is not for me. Is there an equivalent for the MAC? Appears that my new MAC will not accept the Maxtor HD I installoed on my older MAC. It does not show up on the desktop, and I don't have the software.
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to reset the BIOS password, you have to open the laptop from the back,
locate the CMOS battery, remove it and press down the terminal (with the
help of a screw driver) for 5 sec, now turn ON the computer (keepon
holding the terminal) short the BIOS. Now, Turn off the computer and
restart the computer, it will reset the BIOS password.
If this is a Maxtor drive that you password protected and now you can't get it to work on another PC or new hard drive. I had the same problem. Fortunatly I had set it up on another PC prior to setting up password protection, so when I tried it at work I discovered that the software will not even load on the PC becuase of the Password protection. If possible you need to use the hard drive that it was first set up and turn off the password protection. Then it should work on any PC.
Andrew, That Maxtor drive sounds like it has finally died on you and being just an 80 gig drive means its really old. The systems failure to read the drive as your booting up is what's causing the long boot delay as the system will see the controller board of the drive, but your spindle motor on that drive is most likely dead and there fore you will not be able to access or read any of your data stored on that drive. Hope you had backups of important files.
Have you tried right clicking on the drive and going into properties. Click on security option and make sure that all the permissions for the drive are active with the exception of special permissions. Also look at the advanced security settings and make sure that you have full control permissions. Hope this helps.
Hi, Before installing the Maxtor drive you need to take a backup of the software on the Maxtor. You then need to burn this s/w to a cd to allow you to install the s/w onto any Mac (or PC) you want to use the Maxtor with. If you don't enable the encripted mode then you don't have this problem.
If you didn't take a backup before starting then have a look on the Maxtor site for the correct s/w. Cheers, robbo