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Maxtor I bougth a maxtor External Harddrive aboutt 5 weeks ago..It worked fine until the 3rd week,then i could not see it when i clicked on Computer. I can find the Hardware of the External HardDrive but i cant find it on computer..Soo i googled Harddisk recovery and found RecoveryFix for Windows and i got all the photos that i had in the HardDrive,.That problem is solved... But can you tell me how i can make i to work again og give me a link to some HardDrve repair program? Os: Windows Vista premium.

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  • Mucilago_8 Sep 04, 2008

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    Now there comes a message every time that i start the Computer,that the computer cant find the driver software to the External Harddrive.It ask's if i want to let the computer search for the software but,it cant find it.


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Shut it off and unplug it from power. Let it sit for a day before trying to connect again.

Make sure you've rebooted your computer before trying it again.

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- Try connecting it to a different computer to make sure that the HD is the problem.

- Check the Disk Management in your computer to see if the HD could still be detected. Once detected, reformat the HD and it should work again.

To check the Disk Management:

NOTE: Make sure that the external HD is connected and turned ON.

1. Right-click "My Computer" (XP) or "Computer" icon (Vista)
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