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Reset on back panel of 3100

There's a slot on back of unit.i seem to remember when i bought it that i could reset my hd with out losing data .if true ,do i need to have it plugged in when i do this?

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Maxtor 3100 80GB hard drive: it started to make a high pitched whine, i unplugged it from my computer and the electric outlet, waited til the next day, hooked it all up again and then it made a click clack...

Sounds like hard drive failure to me.. if your computer doesn't detect the drive then it will be very difficult to retrieve the data back if its still under warranty I would try sending it back and see if they can recover the data if not if the data is important there are company's that will recover data but it comes at a price...
Sorry for the bad news

Mar 01, 2011 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 (M01B080) 80...

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I have an external maxtor 3100 , FAT format on windows XP NTFS format. Is there a way to format my external unit NTFS? Appreciate your thoughts.

The FAT format is easier to recover data from if things go wrong, but if you insist on making it NTFS, all you have to do is right click the drive, choose FORMAT and then specify NTFS as the format.
WARNING!!! This WILL ERASE all the data on the drive so back it up first!

Feb 16, 2011 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 (M01E100) 100...

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My wd2500jb drive makes a clicking noise every time i turn it on, it clicks about five times and then it does it again about 3 more times . how do i recover all my files? Is it repairable? my computer does...


At the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact issue. Click on the link below to navigate to page.

Click HERE.

Please feel free to let me know if you need any further assistance.
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Dec 29, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250 GB...

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I have a Maxtor 3100 100gb external HD and tried to backup my computer and it would only backup 4gb. I got a message that if the HD is formatted in FAT32 it would only backup 4gb. I need to backup about...

1. Please connect you external HD to your computer
2. Fat32 can only handle a limited amount of data
3.Go to the Control Panel
4. Open up Administrative Management
5. Open Computer Management
6. Open Disk Management
7. In the denter panel you will see your Maxtor expressed
8. Right click on the drive
9. Click format
10. Choose NTFS
if not given the coice, it will usually format to NTFS anyway, but get smart, explore Disk Management and make sure
11. I'm giving a general scenario across 3 different Windows OS Sytems
12. When you tell us your exact Operating System, we can be more helpful


Oct 04, 2010 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 (M01E100) 100...

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Removed E machines desktop HD to fix power switch. OK on that, but can't figure out how to get the small plug back into the HD. No slot in the plug for a projection in the HD receptacle. What's the...

Are you talking about the master/slave jumper? You might be looking at the wrong place on the HD. These plugs have 2 holes and the prongs are vertical to the unit. Otherwise, there are two main cables to my hard drive- the power and data ribbon connector, and they are usually slotted to only fit one way.
If you get back to us with the model of the emachines, I will try to find specific information for you.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Sep 18, 2010 | Hard Drives

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It make tic noise when the hard drive is running

This sound is the heads of the disk hitting. The drive should be backed up immediately to another.
You can put this drive into a drive enclosure to clone it to another.
This drive will stop working and there is no telling how soon that failure will occur.

Jun 06, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160...

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External HD beeps and clicks and not recognized by comp

its better take it to the service centre , some times when the problem is in the card it can be changed , but if the problem is internal, thens its a seriou problem, there are data recovery centres which can recover your data

Jun 13, 2009 | Western Digital Caviar SE16 (WD5000AAKS)...

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WD External HD No longer Accessible

In Disk Management, find your WD disk in the list ain the bottom portion of the center ccolumn of the screen. If it still says Disk #, right click on it and select Reactivate Disk from the context menu. This should bring the disk back online. If it says Missing and the disk was configured as a Dynamic Disk, you can also use the Reactivate Disk method. Otherwise, you will need to delete all associated volumes and recreate the disk from scratch (losing all data on the disk).

May 31, 2009 | Hard Drives

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Maxtor external HD motor died

Thankyou for explaining this in detail and i am afraid to tell you that if you think that the motors in the HD or dead, then the only way of getting the data off you HD is to find a data recovery specialist.

  • the minute you break the seal on a hd case, the hd will deteriorate because of foreign contaminants, e.g. dust get in there and damage it.
  • you cant swap the platters round either because all platters are different. if you swap the platters around, the hd will not have a clue what to do

Jan 29, 2009 | Maxtor 3100 (M01H250) 250 GB Hard Drive

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