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I have maxitor external drive and my computer is not backing maxitor one touch II s/n b2035zsh for backing up data and it doesn't remember my login. Is this been taking over by seagate technology

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Hi,

Yes,maxtor is being run by seagate.I suggest you to get the external drive replaced if it is still under warranty.I have got a manual for your model you can see if it helps you..
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I believe this link may help you.
http://seagate.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/seagate.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=BqMts32j
what you need is to reset your settings, and set it up again.
this should not erase any data.
good luck

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Maxtor being run by seagate, is that your question? or is it a software issue on your end?

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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