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My maxtor hard drive is not loading up on my desktop computer anymore. Can you tell me a way to solve this problem?

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Did your system deetect your hard drive. if not then examine the hard drive' s system board. whether any parts of board are burt out or not...

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I have a Maxtor 20GB Hard Disk which when connected to a computer the BIOS is able to read it but the problem is the HD only shows ZERO GB(its empty).Can this problem be fixed in order to make it show 20GB...


Computer sees the drive. That is important. I'm assuming this uses a standard IDE cable and the drive isn't physically damaged. Make sure it is the only drive connected and it is the Master. Try flipping the cable if you have checked that the connection has a snug fit. Put the connector that you had the hard drive originally on and place it on the motherboard and the connection that the motherboard had insert it in the hard drive.Or better yet try a new cable. IDE cables have a tendency to fail. You could also try some recovery software. Maxtor is now part of Seagate so you can try here:
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/
If you absolutely have to get data off this drive and you are desperate, then you could try the freezer trick. Put a dry towel and hard drive in the freezer for an hour or 2. Take the hard drive out and wrap it with the cold dry towel. That is to try and minimize any condensation build up. Plug in the hard drive and see if it works. This could potentially kill the hard drive but I have recovered data using this method before. If this works for you do not depend on this drive anymore. Good luck.

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Maxtor blocks computer from processing - locks up


disable maxtor before shutting down the PC to narrow down the problem.

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Maxtor one touch 4 mini makes chirping sounds while trying to link up with the computer , does this for aprox a minute then stops , the conmputer dosnt see the drive.


Usualy this thing happens with my WD Elements drive when the cable is not connected properly or some dust went on the connector, try using a paintbrush and get rid of the dust, sometimes the usb cable's end is corrodated and that's why id doesn't work properly anymore, sometimes it connects and a bit later suddenly it dissapears, this case try another cable. And also a good idea to try out the drive on a different USB port.
If none of these works, try it on a different computer and see what happens there, if it's not working over there with any of these tricks than it's time to bring it back to the shop and use your warranty to get a new one.

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Need installation instructions for Maxtor 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA/133 8 MB Cache Hard drive for compaq presario sr1630nx microsoft xp


GET SUPPORT AT HP.COM FOR INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE FOR YOUR COMPUTER MODEL.GO TO MAXTOR TO GET SUPPORT FOR INSTALLING THE HARDDRIVE MODEL YOU HAVE.JUMPER SETTINGS,ETC.

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Will not load.


my old computer had a problem like this, i think the only way to fix a problem like this would be to reformat your hard drive and reinstall your operating system, which would delete everything on your hard drive...if you do not want to lose the files on your hard drive, you can hook up the hard drive to a different computer as a secondary drive and take the files you need off of it...then put the drive back in the original computer and reformat...after that just put back the files back on the original computer with a flash drive or an external hard drive...
cant think of another way to solve this

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I have just brought a Maxtor basic external hard drive, I have windows 2000, there is not any instructions with it my computer is telling me it needs formatting but when I try to do it, it says windows is...


double check this, but I believe those are not 2000 compatible..and you might want to leave amodel number for that Maxtor here for our review?

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Maxtor IDE Hard Drive


You hard drive has drivers and was set to a different computer, thus enviroment. To make that hard drive work on your new computer - the Operating System will have to have a repair done to it - if you do a repair - you will not lose any docs or email, but, you will have to re-install programs to see the re-done Operating System, then you will have to load all the drivers that operate your new dell computer - if the new dell was not designed for XP and only vista - it will never read that Hard Drive till you install Vista on it.

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Help with Maxtor onetouch 4


The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is a portable hard drive, with USB interface.

What you have to do is, just connect your Maxtor OneTouch 4 MiniT to the one end of USB cable, after that insert he other end to your laptop USB por.

Wait for few moments your operating system will read your new connected portable hard drive.

After that you can find a new drive letter in your My Computer, thats for your portable disk drive.

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Tell me, what OS do you have?

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