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Maxtor shows zero volume where 100gb of a 120gb drive existed. I heard clicking sounds and backed up only 20.2 gb before total failure. Is there a motor kit that I can use to repair

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I'm afraid, it is tool late. Never the less, try Maxtor diagnostic tool, it might give some interesting information

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Click Start
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Click "Disk Management".
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Does it show the 56GB partition, followed by 100GB of "unallocated" space,
or does it show one (approximately) 160GB partition?

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