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I have a Maxtor One Touch III 500Gb that was no longer acessible via any connection on it Firewire800/400/USB. I have voided the warranty by opening it up, because I didn't want to give any data recovery people access to my files. I have now connected it as a SATA HDD on a PC and it is recognised in the BIOS....however, not recognised in Computer Management/Disk Management (WINXP SP2). Any ideas on making it accesible?
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Hi msgspx,
When you installed your windows I'm guessing you ran windows quick format? You should have downloaded MaxBlast 5 software & ran the software on your SATA drive first.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=maxblast-eula&vgnextoid=65af7bb4d9391110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

If you do not like the Maxtor software you can also use Segates software. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=discwizard-eula&vgnextoid=580a5e3ddbf60110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

After running the software try installing windows again. I'm sure your drive will function correctly.
(Maxtor has alot of trouble with their drives IDE/SATA, so do not be surprised if your new drive ends up faulty).

Good Luck & Best Regards!

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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I understand the problem you are going through and it is due to the fact that win xp sp2 install an NTFS filesytem on its hard drive and this file system was designed to be secure in a way that you don't remove disk drive or add disk drives just like that.Now the best solution would be to just reinstall you xp machine with sp2 with the hard drive already in the case.In this way xp will be able to recognize it as one of its own drives and now you will have access to it.

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