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Re: maxtor external back
plug in your external drive, and note it,s letter ( assigned device name ) i.e F/G/H et,c.
open your c:/ drive. highlight which items you want to copy over.
left click to highlight. then right click/Options/scroll Down Send to DriveF/G/H
And transfer, this should transfer what you want from 1 drive to another. But Don,t try to copy Windows. you.ll have errors as some of the sys files, will be in use whilst transfering.
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Is this a new Maxtor external drive? It came with a CD. Run the utility.
If there is no data on it that you want to save, you can also blow away the partition and format it:
Right-click [My Computer]
Find your external Maxtor Disk inthe list and / or graph
Right-click on the disk and select either "Format" or "Delete Partition"
(try format first) Use "NTFS quick format"
If you delete the partition, then "Create Partition" and then format.
You can assign a drive letter or accept whatever it assignes (probably Drive D)
I've had to use it many times in the past but in this case you need to plug that drive into another system as an external drive or slave drive and run the software from there. It will rebuild the drive and hopefully recover the files.
After you get back your files, you can then format the drive and reinstall your system.
You probably have conficker worm because it stops your pc from reading usb's or any external HDD. Or the worm might of infected your HDD since it spreads through usb and internet. Seriously you should get your PC scanned just incase.
P.S. Its just a possibility.
What OS are you using? Windows 98SE does not always recognize exterrnal hard drives. Try the external HD on a computer running Windows XP and see if that works. If it works on WinXP and not Win98SE or possibly WinME the External HD is good.
The way I solved my problem was to make sure when I restored Windows to the default settings that I did it up to the same support packs and hot fixes then when backing up the system with the Maxtor HD. It took me many days to figure this out... was written it the Maxtor HD documentation and it works fine.