Can any one help i have many many important files on this drive. You can’t post answers that contain an email address. Anonymous Nov 23, But, I am smart enough to look outside the box. To do that, just do the following:.

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I encountered a simple solution with my Thinkpad and the “disappearing” Maxtor GB.

Maxtor 3200 usb personal storage

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There devixe a metal cage inside. On the tree select Disk management. Anonymous Apr 04, Reading through related postings on other sites it appears that Vista updates from Microsoft may be the reason why this functionality has suddenly ceased. The time now is Have I now lost everything on this device? I thought this would be a safer option than burning them on disc but am ubs so sure now.


This one is faulty, is working now, but who knows for how long?

USB mass storage device STAS (= Maxtor ) cannot – Microsoft Community

Login or create an account to post a review. December 10th, So I downlaoded the nearest thing I could find for my product which was an update.

Is there anything I can do to retrieve whats on this drive? Strage selected change drive letter and paths. I just replaced the power supply that came with mine with an old Toshiba laptops power supply.

Drives are so cheap now there is no reason not to except for being lazy! If you look in the slits diagonally you will see a metal tab.

Maxtor Personal Storage (external HDD)

I plugged my external cdrom power supply in and it recognised it striaght away. I see my maxtor on my laptop but it is no longer seen on my main CPU And I do not see the little uellow mark with the exclaimation point. The exact same problem happened to me.


Posted on Jul 13, Choose the Right Drive. Is it the wiring?

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Here you have two options to follow and repair mwxtor hard drive error on Maxtor external hard drive or USB:. If you have a yellow?

Repair and Restore Not Recognized Maxtor External Hard Drive/USB without Losing Data

Can you remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to an ide channel or [if appropriate] a sata connector? Storagw you see, you can just partition it from here and it will appear in your my computer.

Sorry this didn’t help. Then I tried the solution left by Guest in July Gives a code