Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive

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Drive won't start

On finding my drive not showing in My Computer I opened device manager to find that my maxtor personal storage 3200 wont start. All my files are on this drive so i need to get to them, Ive uninstalled the device, re-installed it and the same problem persists so its nothing to do with my computer, the drive looks to have a problem, what do I do please????

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  • Richard Hanson Jul 19, 2007

    Thanks for your help...the drive does sound like its spinning then it stops. I haven't tried connecting it to another computer but i will tonight. It is under warranty but i have information I need off the drive and there isn't a way of connecting other than usb. Not sure how to reinstall the usb drivers for the ones that came with my computer???


  • eritch01 Jan 30, 2009

    my pc is not detecting my maxtor, it beeps when the usb is conected but nothing happens, i conected my maxtor to 4 diferent computers and all the same.

  • MaryClick Feb 02, 2009

    I have the Maxtor Personal STrage 3200 and sometimes the drive comes on and it appears on My Computer, and I can hear it spinning. Then it will mysteriously turn off, or fail to restart and I hear nothing spinning andit does not appear in My Computer. Once I noticed that the driver had been deleted so I reinstalled it and it worked. But the next day when I turned on the computer, it was "dead" again. Thoughts? Suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I already uninstalled the driver, and go to Add Hardware wizard. It is detected, but in the end process it says something like..."hardware is not installed propertly. Device might not be used or something..."

    Please help



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I posted this potential solution on somone else's question. It's worth a shot.

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Hi I understand your problem, You said that you checked in device manger,it didn't started. Did you checked whether is it detected BIOS. If its not try connecting the IDE cable for the CD Drive,if you found the drive detected in My Computer. Then there is no issues with the Hard Drive,something needs to be checked in Motherboard port. You can contact your computer manufacture to get replacement of motherboard...

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When you plug in the drive does it sound like its spinning? Did you uninstall the usb drivers and reinstall the usb drivers? Is there another way of connecting the drive without using usb? Is the drive under warrenty? Have you tried connecting it to another computer? There could be a number of reasons its not turning on. Need to figure out the answers to my questions first to narrow down what it could be.

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