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Maxtor 500GB not being recognised any more by Windows XP SP2

My 500GB Maxtor external hard drive is unable to open I get message saying this drive is corrupt or inaccessable.
I have used this drive numerous time for a back-up drive and recently it has failed to be recognised by Windows XP. What can I do ?? Please can you help me ? johnquartz@ntlworld.com

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  • chrislawcu30 Aug 23, 2008

    hi there i have exactly the same problem and it is a 500GB disk as well. the only difference is that, my computer regcognises the disk but then i still get and error message saying file/folders is corrupted and cannot access the disk.



    sadly i desperately do not want to format the disk as all my songs are on there and i will lose then.



    also the disk is external and i connect via usb.



    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ANY IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.



    THANKS



    CHRIS



    my email : chrislawcu30@yahoo.co.uk

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Try to reformat it...

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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