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My computer isnt reading my maxtor onetouch 4. i hear the click that it reads but i cant find it anywhere on my computer or disk management. and yes it is blinking. please help, i have 8 years of info on there that i need!

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If the OneTouch does not appear in My Computer or cannot be found by Maxtor Manager, right click on My Computer icon and select Properties, Device Manager, Disc drives, and expand Disc Drives. There will probably be a yellow overlay over Maxtor drive, to show it has a problem, so right click on it and select 'Choose drivers for this device' to reinstall them. Without going online they seem to be found somewhere locally on the PC and I hope this will do the trick.

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My Maxtor will not Format with my Xp Windows


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Aug 10, 2011 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini overview


MAXTOR MANAGER & SAFETY DRILL SOFTWARE - Clarification
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(Please also see tip 'PC RECOVERY & MAXTOR ONETOUCH 4 MINI SOFTWARE' for some more details about managing this invaluable, but problematic, software).

1.) The CD Included with OneTouch 4 Mini
- is only used as a boot disc for system restoration using 'Safety Drill' copies of a whole system
(see 5. and 6. below).
n.b. Maxtor Manager and drivers are not on this CD
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2.) Maxtor Manager
- When the drive is new, the installation files for Maxtor Manager (a set of utilies), as well as a comprehensive User Manual, are pre-saved as files on the drive itself. This is why the manual strongly recommends copying and saving them on the PC for future use. This is just in case you need to format the drive and then cannot retrieve the files to reinstall the Manager program later.
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3.) Using the OneTouch 4 Mini without extra software
PCs already have the necessary drivers to run external drives so OneTouch can be accessed though its icon in the 'My Computer' window without any other software being required, and files can be copied and 'dragged out' or 'dropped in' as usual.
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4.) Installation of Maxtor Manager
- Installation just requires double clicking on the 'Launch' icon, which is among the file icons on the drive itself
chas6_2.jpg
This takes you through the installation steps to install 'Maxtor Manager' on the PC.
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5.) 'Safety Drill' Copies
- These are copies of the whole system in its current state, which may be saved onto the OneTouch drive by using the 'Safety Drill' utility, which is only one of the programs in the set of utilities accessed through Maxtor Manager.
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6.) Using 'Safety Drill'
- To use it to make a copy, first install Manager and run it, then click on the Safety Drill icon in the row of utility icons across the top of each page.
In the event of a disaster, full recovery to the date of the last or an earlier Safety Drill copy can be achieved.
This is done by putting the supplied CD in the PC's drive, ensuring that BIOS is set to 'boot from CD' (the default), connecting the drive, restarting the PC to boot from the CD (see 1. above), and following the on-screen instructions to restore from a Safety Drill copy which has been saved on the OneTouch drive.
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7.) If Maxtor Manager becomes corrupt
- e.g if Manager ceases to recognise the drive, or if the list of safety drill copies contains duplicates, it is time to uninstall and then reinstall it, which usually puts things right. But see 2.) if you should wish to format the drive as well, make sure you have saved a copy of these installation files from the drive :-
chas6_3.jpg
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8.) Diagnose or repair disk errors, & check warranty status
- Seatools
is a free diagnostic, repair, and auto-warranty checker program which can be downloaded from Seagate.
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9.) To preserve the Setup Files
Installation of Maxtor Manager is performed by clicking the file marked 'Launch' which can be found amongst the setup files on the OneTouch drive itself, see 2. above. They are not on the CD which is provided.

The files can more easily be identified at first by exploring the OneTouch drive, where they remain unless the drive is formatted. It is a good idea to copy the setup files to PC because no download is available.

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I have a Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB external harddrive...I originally used it on a really old dell desktop computer but since then recieved an HP pavilion laptop...the laptop has windows vista. At one...


1.) Right click My Computer
2.) Click on Manage
3.) Click on Disk Management at the left side panel of Computer Management
4.) Right Click on the USB device in the Disk Management panel
5.) Click on Change Drive Letter
6.) Assign an Alphabet from E-Z to the USB device
7.) Click Ok

Go to My Computer and find the drive letter that you have assigned.

Hope it helps.

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Want to format for pc


Since you want to format it, let's blow away the partition:

1. Right-click [My Computer]
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3. Disk Management]
4. Find your Maxtor in the list or graph.
5. Once you are certain, then right-click the Maxtor entry (or graph) and select "Delete Partition"
6. Answer [Yes] to the next scary question.
7. If it has other partitions, you may want to examine them and delete them later.
8. You can now "New Partition" (right-click)
9. The create a "Primary" drive and format it.
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My Maxtor Hd Wont show up anywhere in my laptop when i plug it in


it should still detect even though your using vista does your bios setting have usb2 enabled?? otherwise try a different usb port

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 160GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive


First let's try going into disk management and see if we can see your maxtor drive. Plug it in then right click on my computer. From there click on manage and then select disk management.
This will give you a list of your drives. If the Maxtor is there, what is the status? Can you right click on it and activate it? If you don't see the drive then let's try the next step.
If you go into your device manager and select your Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Right click on your on the USB Universal Host controller and select uninstall. This will uninstall the USB Driver, but don't worry, oncfe you have uninstalled all the controllers, you will reboot the machine and then Windows will come back and reinstall all the usb controllers. Once this is complete then plug the drive back in and see if you still get the same issue. If none of that works....
Download a linux bootcd called SLAX http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php?download=iso
use nero to burn the iso to a cd and boot from it. Once you're in there, you SHOULD be able to recognize or at least see the drive. If you can then format the ****** from Slax. Once that's complete, you should be able to see it as a raw drive in Windows and then you can format it using explorer or a command prompt.

Let me know how this goes.

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 250GB External Drive Does not show up on my computer


I have a Onetouch Mini 4, operating fine on two computers with Windows XP but couldn't get it working on Windows 7. I plugged it in and it would be recognized but a message would come up saying there were errors and to scan. Tried scanning and not scanning and couldn't get the drive to work. If I tried to open it would give me the "access denied". I couldn't get to a security tab from a folder as none of them were working.
It ended up that I wasn't listed as an owner nor had any permissions so I needed to be added to the device.

Here is what I did -

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Then make sure you set the permissions for all the users.

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Go to, Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. See if the drive starts under Disk Management.
I sounds like the drive enclosure is shot. You may need just a case. Click this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-2-5-EXTERNAL-HARD-DRIVE-ENCLOSURE-CASE-NEW_W0QQitemZ120099119775QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item120099119775

Or you can get the whole unit and swap out the drives so you won't lose your data.
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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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