Question about Maxtor Hard Drive

1 Answer

D Drive / E Drive

Have my grandsons tower here,the d drive is unable to read,and open.Have been trying everything i could think of,but.Still unable to get it to open when i put disk in drive.Not sure if he messed with the drivers or not.I've tried updated them,nothing.Tried reinstalling them,nothing.Not really sure what type his tower is,because it has several different parts.But they are all up to date.Everything works great,just cant open,or play disk when i put them in the drive.Even tried restore,nothing.Took it out,tried another one,still nothing.
Any ideas on what or where to fix it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

  • Master
  • 440 Answers

Try to cange cable if not buy new unit 20 bucks pop in easy they fail often thx nick

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2tb verbatim external hard drive will not power up all of a sudden


A 2Tb drive is most likely to be a SATA drive, so you can use a SATA cable and power connector in your computer tower. The case is just there to allow the power and data interfaces to be contained. Or just plug it into a hard drive dock.

Apr 15, 2013 | Verbatim Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Unpluged from tower to fix tower and plugged it back in and computer can't read it


I'm going to assume it safe to guess that you didn't perform the necessary steps to "safely remove the device" which enables the operating system to KNOW that you're not using it anymore, and kill voltage to it so that when you do yank that cord out, there's no data being sent to the drive, and there wont' be any problems. IF you did just "yank the cord" then here's your problem. More than likely, you didn't know that the drive was being written to or read from (just cause you can't see it doesn't mean it don't exist...AIR, for example) and you yanked it while data was being transmitted corrupting EVERYTHING on that drive, and even the drive itself. IF you removed it while it was powered down, and it's not recognizing it anymore, then that opens up a WORLD of new possibilities for problems, could be something with your operating system, could be something with the firmware, the driver, or many other things.

Jan 08, 2011 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

2 Answers

I cannot format my 16 gb pendrive is show unable to format the pendrive


i cannot open or format my 16gb transend pendrive ...when i tries to open a message appeares " please inset a disc into drive "........plz help me..

Oct 27, 2010 | Transcend 160Gb StoreJet 25 Unveils Rugged...

1 Answer

I have a verbatim stick 4gb, my son ( i think) has deleted the software off the stick rendering it useless have rebooted since original use and have no software. I have tried downloading drivers but...


you can still recover those pics from the pen drive but i wont be able to explain over here please download tune up utility and use the feature tune up undelete

Oct 17, 2010 | Verbatim CORPORATION 94933 USB 2.1GB...

1 Answer

Unable to open the files no led light comes on on my Titanium Cruzer 8Gb Flash drive


Try to read the drive in different USB ports - or different computer entirely to see if the problem is limited to a particular USB port or computer. If the the problem follows the drive, there is likely a problem with the drive itself. You should also try to gently push up, down, left & right on the drive while it is connected to the USB port. The thinking is that if there is a damaged connection in the drive, you might be able to complete the circuit while pressing in different directions. If you can get the drive to light up - you should try to copy all files from the drive while pressing on the drive in the direction that keeps it lit - until all files are copied. Once completely copied, the drive should be discarded as it is no longer reliable, unless of course, it is still under warranty.

Good luck!

Oct 01, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

2 Answers

WD My Book-Delayed Write Failed-Can't access-Files deleting!


Hi when you buy a hard disk you do not get instructions on how to change from FATS to NTFS. Your hard drive is set to FATS by default,which limits you tranferring files up to 4GB.If you changing to NTFS does 2 things. 1.you can transfer bigger files.
2. You will lose all data on the drive so you have to save any files to another drive ect
To change to NTFS, go to Start then Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. Under Storage click on Disk Management. Now find your hard drive in the list and Right-click on it and select Format. Under File System change the Answer to NTFS and leave the Allocation Unit to default.Click on Perform Quick Format if you want. click OK and confirm your OK with losing all data on the drive,and your done.
Regards Bill

Apr 18, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

I have a LaCie 320GB hard drive that accidentally fell off my computer tower. The tower itself is on the floor, so it only fell about 20 inches at most, but when it fell, it was in the middle of...


The only thing I can think of to try is to actually remove the drive from the enclosure and connect to the computer internally. Of course that will void the warranty, but if you are technical enough to do that, it may work inside the computer.

In other words, the problem may not be with the drive, but instead with the enclosure.

Although I would guess the drive is shot, as it was writing to the disk when it was dropped.

Sorry for the bad news...

Jul 15, 2009 | LaCie Hard Disk 320GB with Hi-Speed USB2.0...

1 Answer

I have 4 comuters (vista)networked via a belkin wireless modem. For some reason, one of them has suddely decided it doesn't want to read the WD drive. I have checked everything I can think of to check....


Sorry to break it to you but it seems to be a normal trait of WD... Ive had 3 of them do that to me and I was never able to recover them. Best thing i can recommend is call the company and see what they will do to fix it.

Jul 01, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

2 Answers

My PC is not recognizing my WD Passport 120GB USB external drive. I used just few days ago and connected the usb cable to my computer and the WD Passport drive and not recognized on my 2 laptop and 2 other...


I have the 80GB WD passport and it suddenly stopped working one day.  The unit lights up but nothing else.  Finally I cracked the case open and found, as I suspected, that the drive is simply a SATA laptop drive with a SATA-to-USB conversion card built in.  I suspected that the card was **** so I disconnected it and used a USB hard drive adapter (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=3770&name=USB_Hard_Drive_Adapter) and I can read/write to the drive just fine.  Best part is that the adapter I use has its own power supply so I'm not pulling juice through the USB cable for a SATA drive. 
Even though mine "works" again I don't recommend these drives to anyone.  They're just not sturdy enough or well designed.

Sep 09, 2008 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maxtor Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

42 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maxtor Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Rick Arnold

Level 2 Expert

63 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

Are you a Maxtor Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...