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try searching for "create and format hard disk partitions" Open, and your disk is probably shown there as needing to be initialized or formatted. I suspect some compatibility issues are keeping Windows from seeing it. I have found that 2 or 3 years is the maximum time I use an external drive, as they go bad. I would try the drive in another computer, and if it sees it, copy all your data to a flash drive or a folder on that computer. Then format the drive, put your data back on and see if it is recognized on your computer. If not, go back to "create and format hard disk partitions" (after making sure you still have a copy of your data somewhere) and initialize or format or whatever it tells you to do. Then windows should recognize it, and you can put your data back on. But in the meantime I would be pricing new external drives.

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Dec 01, 2017


Andrew, That Maxtor drive sounds like it has finally died on you and being just an 80 gig drive means its really old. The systems failure to read the drive as your booting up is what's causing the long boot delay as the system will see the controller board of the drive, but your spindle motor on that drive is most likely dead and there fore you will not be able to access or read any of your data stored on that drive. Hope you had backups of important files.

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


Try unplugging both the power and data cables from both the computer and the hard drive. Let the hard drive spin down. Plug the cables back in. It should become visible with no loss of files.

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Nov 08, 2009


Power Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100–240 VAC
Input Frequency: 47–63 Hz AC

here is a link to the manual : http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/data_sheets/onetouch_data_sheet.pdf

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Oct 30, 2009


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

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009


Try to restart your computer  and let the computer boot and detect that device you presently inserted.

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Jun 17, 2009


Hi,

The inpage error is generally the sign of a failing drive and usually the one you are clicking on when it pops up. It is indicative of recent or pending failure of the drive. This means it may not be accessible through normal means, however they can sometimes be repaired(cases such as having been powered down without ejecting).

If your's was unplugged while copying or before using the windows eject function, this is likely the case. If the drive letter is X open your start menu then:

XP/2000 Click Run, then type CHKDSK X: /F then click OK, restart the computer and let it run the consistency check.

Vista: Click into the searchbar and type CMD then hit enter, when the black and white command prompt window comes up type in CHKDSK X: /F then hit enter. Type EXIT then hit enter. Restart the computer and let it run the consistency check.

Either way, if it works and the drive is back copy the important files onto the computer as you should always have them in 2 places. If it does not work you will likely need the help of a pro getting the files back.

Remember, Backup drives are for keeping backups, in the future always keep everything in at east two places. Although I love my friendly neighborhood data recovery specialists, life is cheaper and less frustrating when we don't need their help.


Chris

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on May 24, 2009


Couple of questions first: -What operating system was running on the new and old PC? -Is the old PC still running and available? Once you answer these we?ll start work.

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Nov 08, 2008


This is a duplicate post, click on the link below to view the active post. http://www.fixya.com/support/t136321-external_hard_drive

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Nov 02, 2008


i have a maxtor my computer crashed and i lost my disk how do i get my pictures back

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Oct 20, 2008


Tell Rey Barcelo that the Installation software is on the hard disk
inside of his Maxtor OT Mini III 80 GB. There is no physical CD.
It's all on the hard drive inside of the device. I had my computer
expert look at it and now the device is working normally.
A lot of Kudos to you for steering me in that direction.

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Aug 19, 2008


This is a duplicate post, click on the link below to view the active post. http://www.fixya.com/support/t136321-external_hard_drive

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Mar 04, 2007


This is a duplicate post, click on the link below to view the active post. http://www.fixya.com/support/t136321-external_hard_drive

Maxtor OneTouch... | Answered on Mar 04, 2007

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