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Dear Expert I have Maxtor 250GB hard drive with usb and e-sata connections. I can't see the drive, in my computer, But i can see when i Choose my computer then manage and then storage but i cannot format the drive I am using OS Windows Vista Home Premium with 1.86MHz processor, 1.49 RAM with 120GB harddrive.

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  • Yatisme Jun 02, 2008

    I have tried, using different enclosures but had the same problem

  • Yatisme Jun 02, 2008

    I have describe the problem above, to give you more understanding of this problem, I have taken print screen of this page. I hope its helpful

  • Yatisme Jun 02, 2008

    I have tried using maxblast 5.0 but still no luck, from the picture you can see i cant format the drive, as system does pick up the drive

  • Yatisme Jun 03, 2008

    I have done, what you told me to do, but the problem is even worse, I have manage to install windows XP in one of my partition, but as soon as i follow step to format the drive which is my computer then manage then storage i cant go beyond that point. it just stops with no error anything.

    The another thing, i found was, i can see maxtor SATA drive in bios, but i cant boot from that drive, as it doesnt contain OS

  • Yatisme Jun 03, 2008

    After uninstalling windows XP OS, the hard drive is making some different noise sort of cringe (not sure of spelling).



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If you have another PC/laptop with xp please try formating in that.
Try using MaxBlast 5.0 for Windows vista.This software will help you to partition and format the drive.Please CLICK HERE


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  • Priya darshan Jun 02, 2008

    Please don't forget to rate or accept the solution.

  • Priya darshan Jun 02, 2008

    ok so you've already tried using the maxblast 5.0 and still no luck?And is the problem same with xp?


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But windows xp home, xp pro, vista home etc... don't need drivers may be problem with usb cable or case....

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  • After you plug in usb hdd boot system with windows xp bootable cd and make partition in windows setup after you make partition exit setup...

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