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Macintosh format. Each time i boot up, the computer does not recognize the maxtor that has been working fine for months. firewire 250gb. i tried disk utility to repair and / or verify and errors come up.

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It sounds like your external hard drive went belly up unfortunately. Unless you backed up your files to another location (remember, backing up means having your files on 2 or more locations, not just "keeping them" on an external drive).

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