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If you have the Key the Windows seven product key on the sticker, on the computer, you can lagally DOWNLOAD windows. I think it started just THIS year. Windows XP and older versions don\'t work the same way so you couldn\'t do it before and still can\'t for XP, Win98, Windows ME etc. But Win7 and Win8 are different, if you try to let some one use your license numeber they will hunt you down and find you, and make your life a living hell. Your online experience will never be the same, video\'s won\'t play, facebook won\'t load and you computer will run slower and slower and slower until it is dead. But if you have your own legal Product Registration Key (to a windows of hell, identity theft, piracy, virus\'s and worms, junk mail, credit card fraud, online scams, pornography, and that\'s just to name a few) you can down load a perfect copy of windows all legal from Softpedia, safe and legal. You will need someone to help unless you have another computer at home. You also need a blank recordable DVD-R, and some one with Nero, or another good DVD burning software that will burn the ISO image exactly onto the DVD the way it should copied. An IOS is the same as it WOULD look on a DVD, but when it\'s on your hard drive you Cannot read it. Then put the disc in your computer and re-install Windows. Some guys won a lawsuit or something, about this very thing, that\'s why you can now get the disc you need without a lot of trouble.

Maxtor BASICS ... | Answered on Jan 24, 2019


I assume it is a USB connection? Does it also have a power adaptor or a USB dongle that has 2 USB connectors? If you cannot get it to power up, the only other option to retrieve your data is to take the HD out of the case and connect it to a PC or laptop using a SSD or SATA to USB adapter and see if you can get the PC to recognize it.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018


Get all your data off of the drive and then try to format it. If you still have errors, the drive is more than likely failing

Maxtor Basics... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018


If you right, you could use external powered USB hub. I suspect that problem is hard drive. Maybe not drive itself but controller insid? enclosure. If you feel comfortable to remove just hard drive and check it using another enclosure or hard drive dock station, you will narrow what causes the problem

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018


The operating system has failed, but the good thing is its still formatted with the data in files, not necessarily in any special order. Don't mess with the hard drive, like do not continue to force the operating system to start up. At one point, the Vista may click in if the original disk were to be used. The problem, it erases all data, and poof goes the pictures. The best advice is to do the following. Purchase a $30 hard drive and replace the defective drive with the new one. Purchase or borrow Windows 10. Install Win 10 (you need that for stability and security). Purchase an inexpensive EXTERNAL hard drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1751273&CatId=9825

You will be glad you did...forget VISTA

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Feb 18, 2018


Drives die.

Maxtor Personal... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018


above the control panel there is a computer word
click on that and it shows the external hard drive double click on the hard drive icon and that will open up all of the files and folders on the hard drive

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Jan 05, 2018


I replace my hard drives after 2 or 3 years. Yours seems to have quit early, possibly the transformer is not working. If your external drive lights up, the electronics could be bad. At any rate, the bad news is it sounds like time for a new drive. I hope you have a backup of the contents.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017

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