Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive

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Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200

My Maxtor 3200 was working fine yesterday, but today when i tiurned it on it made no sound the green power light is constantly blinking and it is not showing up on my laptop at all, I have all my college work, photos and very important documents stored on it, PLEASE HELP

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    Green light stays steady. If you put your ear on the drive, you can hear it clicking at half second intervals, as if it's trying to spin up, but can't

  • YCROSSMAN Jun 18, 2008

    I have stored all of my pictures and special files on the MBPS 3200. It worked fine for quite a long time. Now I can't find the drive on my computer and the light is lit all the time. I disconnected it from the USB port and shut my computer down. Then I reconnected the MBPS 3200 to a different USB port. When I rebooted the computer a wizard appeared that recognized the new hardware and asked me to reinstall the software. I don't remember a software disk but if there was one I can't find it. Can you help me PLEASE.

  • olutoks Jul 05, 2008

    My Maxtor 3200 was working fine yesterday, but today when i tiurned it on it made no sound the green power light is constantly blinking and it is not showing up on my laptop at all, I have all my college work, photos and very important documents stored on it, PLEASE HELP

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I had a similar problem with my pc( OS=XP SP2) with the same external drive model. I was able to solve it by downloading and installing WindowsXP-KB908673-x86-ENU Hotfix Package from Microsoft Corporation. I hope it works for you.

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Havenever used mine. Now I am trying to install it and nothing happens. please how do i get it going
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You need to open the enclosure and either put the drive in another enclosure or connect it directly to your computer.

Or you can pay to send it to data recovery people and they will get all the data off.

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