Read within quotes what GMCS says in subsequent answers to my mails. Sign In Sign Up. I tell him about the weird maxtor troubleshooting advice, he follows it, but it doesn’t work for him. I love the Maxtor customer support answer. Let EaseUS Partition Master automatically check the hard disk partition errors and repair errors for you. How satisfied are you with this response? Or are there any proprietary measures that would prevent such an undertaking?

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Choose the way that you want to use to check partition: Thats my theory anyway I love the Maxtor customer support answer.

Basically in an attempt to save her stuff she brought it to me and i plugged it into my Laptop a Dell D and I was having the same problem as you have all been having. Firstly, sorry for bumping up such an old topic, but seeing as it was on the first page of google search for “Maxtor not recognised” i figured it gets visited a fair bit by people with this same problem.

Maxtor 8 GB 3100 external hard drive, no driver…

It may be an idea to plug the usb into a motherboard port as well as they mxxtor probably be better supplied with power than a PCI card if you are using one of them Register a new account.

Download for PC Download for Mac. Uninstall drive drivers Extra Tips: Here, in this part, you’ll find three methods to fix and repair the not detectable Maxtor hard drive by running Disk Management tool, maxtlr free manager software or CMD to repair Maxtor external hard drive errors or uninstall and re-install drive drivers to fix this issue.


Or sign in with one of these services Sign maxtpr with Facebook. Or are there any proprietary measures that would prevent such an undertaking?

Run Disk Management tool Method 2. Need easy iPhone data transfer software? Then power on the PC and boot to Windows to check if the operating system detects the drive. Even worse sometime it does recognizes it but as CD drive only shivering Nothing shows up on my PC.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 – hard drive – 80 GB – USB 2.0 Series

Mzxtor usb cable from my sisters hard drive works fine with mine so it is not as if the cable was damaged. I’ve tried every possible combination of turning off the Maxtorre-booting the computer, plugging in the USB. Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition can easily recover de…. Posted January 2, edited.

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That is the background to the Maxtor advise to plug it into a wall outlet – it will function better. Digital audio player data recovery. Maxtor external hard drive won’t open on PC, what can I do to open it and get all data back?


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Or sign in with one of these services. Click OK to finish the process. This article will show you how to repair and restore not recognized Maxtro external hard drive or USB drive without losing any data.

Unlike the Maxtor mastor, they all work with any maxtog I own, and certainly don’t seem to care what USB controller is on your motherboard. Jessen P Replied on December 16, That is it was accessible for 3 minutes after restarting that is, then it went to the old “delayed write failed” routine Posted December 20, Not enough power to the external harddisk usually results in a PCB this piece of electronics does not need much power that answers to plug-and-play it is there ‘new device found’and even manufacturer and model etc but will not function because the drive does not receive enough power to start spinning.

It worked fine, intsalled properly and I am backing up all of my sisters info as I type, So, my suggestion: