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Re: RE : Maxtor Hard Drive
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Hi Lois, If your Maxtor appears in Disk Utility but the disk volume is not displayed, it's possible that the partition on the disk has been deleted for some reason. If that's the case, you will have to use a disk partitioning utility to create a new partition and then format the hard drive. Best wishes, Graemevm
You can try:
1. Open your "My Computer" and determine which of your HDs is the Maxtor III, say "E" or "F";
2. Right click on the Maxtor III;
3. Click on "Format";
4. On the File System, select FAT 32;
5. Click on "Start"
Of course formatting your HD will delete its content.
Alternately, you can:
a. Open a command prompt window (type "cmd" in "Run";
b. type "format E: /fs:FAT32" assuming your PC assigned the drive letter "E" to the Maxtor III;
c. hit "Enter"
If for some reason this will not work, you may have to likewise delete the partition first. A handy 3rd party utility for the partition/format of a hard disk is Partition Magic.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turns out or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Below is an image of a Maxtor 3.5 HD settings as shown on the actual HD. If you are connecting 2 of them in a single IDE flat cable/strip, one must be master and the other must be slave. Jumper settings on the left is for master, the second is for slave.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.
- Do you hear any beep sound when you plug in the USB drive into the laptop?
- You can also try a different USB cable
- Try connecting the hard drive to a different computer and see if it works
All those steps will help you determine where the issue is.
Please revert back with any other observations.