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My Maxtor Hard Drive wont let take off or load on any material. It keeps saying it can not be be modified. What do I do ???

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If its not the C/: and isn't an external drive then as a secondary drive it has become coprrupt with its signing to windows because of it booting up with windows , right click on it and reformat it or use something like Maxblast or Acronis to boot it up and if that works then you can remove any content to reformat it just check to see if content needs to be removed before reformatting.

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if the broken piece is internal and rattling around, it is most likely terminal and you need to replace the hard drive, if it is an external part or a connector you may try a computer shop to see if it can be repaired, but more than likely that will cost more than replacing the drive, but they may be able to recover any data that is on it

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Have you paid the one time activation fee to enable external hard drives to be connected to your DVR? Per the link below that is required first.

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You need to include info about your computer, and which format your external hard drive is: USB or Firewire. Are you using a Mac or PC?
"Boot" refers to the situation in which your hard drives sets up the operating system of your computer. I doubt this is the case. Do you mean that your host computer does not recognize the external drive?
If the latter is true, this can have many causes.
Also, did this drive work at some time? If so, with this computer, or a different one? The problem may be as simple as installing the proper driver, or at worst, the drive may be non-functional.
Most manufacturers of mass produced external drives, in the interests of being competitive, use drives that are not as durable as you would expect in a backup drive. Also, the interface in the case that houses the external drive often fails, so the drive itself may be OK. You can check this, but observe the following conditions:
1. You will void the warranty if you open the external drive case.
2, The warranty will replace the drive, but will not recover the data on that drive.
3. You can remove the external drive from the case and install it in your host computer to check it, if your computer is compatible with that drive. You need to know how to set the jumpers of that drive for your setup.
4. This can be a difficult and frustrating process. If the data on the drive is important enough, you have to decide if the cost to retrieve it is worth it to you.
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SOURCE: I have a Maxtor onetouch

That's because the software it comes with unlocks the drive to do backups. You should be able to format the drive in windows and then it should work fine for your purposes.
Right Click the Drive, Select Format, give it a volume name if you want and select quick format. Leave everything else default.
Comment back if you have any questions

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if you already have a drive in the mac, it will be the master, so set the other to slave.

hope this helps you

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