Question about Maxtor OneTouch A01B080 80 GB Hard Drive
Hello. I recently got a new computer and copied all my files to a Maxtor n256 80 GB external hard drive. Now, when I connect the drive to the new computer I can see the drive in Explore, but get an I/O error when trying to read anything on it. I loaded some Maxtor One Touch II software I found, and when I run the troubleshooting portion on the disk it scans for the disk and cannot find it. Although, when I do a scan for drive information it sees it. It also shows up in Explore, but gives me the I/O error when I try to see what is on it? Do you have any suggestions? I really, really need to get to these files! Thanks so much.
Hello. In case anyone has this problem with Maxtor One Touch, I get this problem using USB but the 1394 Firewire connection still allows reading the files. Before you format and lose your data, if you have the firewire option, try it to get the data off the computer.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
I back up my IMPORTANT files to a DVD as data files, not an external hard drive. Then check the files for access on another computer. Consider your files lost!
Posted on Mar 07, 2007
Thanks again. Too late. The data on the old PC is gone. When I hooked up the drive to the original old PC it once again saw the drive, but could not read it. I determined that there is no operating system on the external drive. Is it possible to copy files when there is no operating system. If so, what to do now? Thanks so much! All of my life pictures are on this drive. I've tried it on 5 PC's now, including the original and it sees the drive but can't read it and gives an I/O error. . . : -(
Posted on Mar 06, 2007
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.
Posted on Mar 04, 2007
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