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Maxtor basics 500gb PN-9NZ2A4-500 will not power up. cannot access data on the drive

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  • cubase6 Feb 01, 2009

    When I start my pc without my driver it works, when In connect it my system crashes. I use my hard drive on another laptop and it read my hard drive straight away, can you help?

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Have you tested to connect your HD with another cable (power cable)?

Is it an internal drive or external drive?

The following link is useful to do some tests with DiscWizard.

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