Unable to format my brand new Maxter Personal storage 3200 using Vista
I have set perimiters by going into System Maintenance, Administative Tools, Computer Management then Disk Manager under Storage and I think it was set set simple peramiters. I left this running last night, this morning it still says need formatting and will loose all peramiters if I do
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However last month I found that the Maxtor is no longer recognisable to my machine. Reading through related postings on other sites it appears that Vista updates from Microsoft may be the reason why this functionality has suddenly ceased. I presume the security updates in particular may have meant that the Maxtor 3200 is also considered a potential threat. The question is who will take responsibility for resolving this issue of Maxtor 3200 users no longer being able to access their back up files via their Vista based machines. Personally I believe the onus is with Microsoft
It depends on why you are formatting the drive? Getting rid of it or just "starting over"?
If you are just "starting over" you can try downloading one of the Disk Utility applications that Maxtor has (Seagate bought Maxtor so it's on the Seagate website - http://www.seagate.com) - I believe the "SeaTools" utility might have an option to format the drive - not sure if SeaTools is specific to Seagate drives or if there is a different app you'll need for a Maxtor. I'm not a Mac person but there also might be a way to format the drive from the Mac OS.
If you are getting rid of or recycling the drive and want to make sure that there is absolutely nothing left on the drive you can do 1 of 3 things:
Look for a utility that will do a "low-level" format of the drive. SeaTools from Seagate (or a Maxtor-specific app if required)
Use a "data shredding" application that not only deletes the data but also overwrites the sectors with zeroes.
Get a really big magnet and rub it against the hard drive 5 or 6 times (no joke).
is the hard drive detected by the BIOS? you can verify if your hard drive is detected by Right click on taskbar > properties > startmenu
> customize > advanced > scroll down completely and select
system administration tools "Display on the all programs menu" > ok.
Click on start > all programs > administrative tools >
computer management > double click on storage. click on disk
management(local) here you should see your lacie. If you dont then the
drive is probably not detected. If you see, you can just partition and format it again from here and it will appear in your my computer.