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Maxtor password protection

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).

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Re: maxtor password protection

Try to use LoginTrap.It’s tool can capture every login events.I use this tool and I know who logs on my Mac. It’s really good program. Try)

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Re: maxtor password protection

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.

Any suggestion(s).

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Re: maxtor password protection

I have seen this one before. You need to reinstall the Maxtor software and reset the encryption - if you do not have CD you can get the software online at:

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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I dont remember the maxtor 300 password


Inorder 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.

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Sep 25, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch II 300 GB Hard Drive

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Try connecting it to another computer.
If it is not detected, then either the disk-drive "inside" the unit is dead, or the "adapter" (USB-to-Disk-Drive) inside the unit is dead.

If the latter, disassemble the case, remove the disk-drive, and attach it as an "internal" hard-drive to your computer.

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Ext. Hard drive no longer recognised by computer operating on XP

Check in the device manager to make sure the drivers are still there.

Jun 22, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Maxtor won't allow me to delete files that are no longer on my XP

You might not be able to see the hidden files... If this is the case you can enable XP in order to view them as follows.....

Windows XP and Windows 2003
To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:
  1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  4. After the new window appears select the View tab.
  5. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
  6. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
  7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
  8. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
  9. Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
  10. Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

Jan 07, 2009 | Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0...

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB External Drive Does not show up on my computer

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.

Nov 10, 2008 | Hard Drives

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I have a maxtor icon with a lock on it. I click on "unlock" and nothing works i have maxtor one touch II 300 GB, i'm using windows XP SP3 my maxtor is locked. It is only recognized on my computer under...

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.

Sep 10, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch II 300 GB Hard Drive

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Drive won't mount

i had a maxtor one touch go bad and had to open the case and take it out of the external casing and put it into my computer as an internal drive. then it worked fine. it was a single drive.

just today i had a maxtor TB drive go bad, and since i think it has two drives inside it i am very worried that i will not be able to do the same thing.

May 25, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive...

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Maxtor hard drive problem

it is a software issue. run the software and apply the password. i had the same problem email me at for more assistance

Apr 20, 2008 | Maxtor One Touch III 500GB FireWire/USB2.0...

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Drive Not Read By ANY Computer

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

Nov 14, 2007 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

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Unlocking my Maxtor on my computer

you will need

1. Windows 98 se bootdisk

2. AtaPWD;7100406;/fileinfo.html

Make a windows 98 se bootdisk
copy the atapwd files in there

start dos
Unlock the harddrive.

Nov 08, 2007 | Hard Drives

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