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Maxtor One Touch III mini drive problem

Hello,
I have a Maxtor III mini extrelnal drive, It was working always fine but now it keeps blinking and not working. I can't see the drive no more ont computer,
and cannot access my files on the drive anymore.
Before it was always working fine, the drive was always stored in a secure place, and it didn't fall down!! Please Help!!

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  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    I connected my harddrive to my laptop this morning and its light just keeps blinking. it is not reflecting on 'my computer' and it makes 'my computer' hang.it did give me a message that the path given is incorrect. what do i do . i have vital data on it.



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Oh yesterday night I also have this problem. It didn't either fall or get damaged physically,  but it stopped to work. Vista hangs on after inserting the drive. Device Manager shows the device correctly but nor disk management no Explorer shows it. It's unavailable. Just after plugging out it comes for a second on the Hard Drive section (in My computer) and it gives a message : You need to format before try use it. But I can't access to it. I tried also Windows Xp, again the same result. It founds as hardware and installs requiered driver for device. Also Windows don't Shutdown or Start if the device is plugged in. Command prompting also hangs silently. Is there any way to make it to work? at least to copy data to PC???

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

Had the exact same problem with my 60GB Maxtor Mini III Edition, still cant find solution that works, when i rang up Maxtor they took me throught the above process- didnt work for me, but could work for you! Hope it does! Goodluck. Brentic

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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Hi
Please connect your hdd and go to disk management right click on my computer on the desktop g to manage and iskmanagement ..
check your hard disk is listed there or no if yes check it have drive letter if no please right click and add drive leter.if its there then check it has a format like it writng ntfs or fat32 if there then rigt click on the left hand side pan and say reactivate if still dosent work may be u need to format it. or use a third party software like hard disk regenerator or mac disk worior...
THANKSAND REGARDS

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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