Should I still try the “knoppix” data recovery now – or is my problem something different? Thanks for letting me tack on my issue here This morning lo and behold it’s there!! Posted on Dec 08, Be the first to answer. Posted on Aug 07, Be the first to answer. Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition can easily recover de…. Seagate recommends downloading and running this utility prior to contacting Customer Support for assistance.

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Personal Storage Data Sheet. I too have used the drive for back-up and supplemental storage.

Maxtor Personal Storage GB External Hard Drive Not Spinning – Tech Support Forum

Existing account, please login directly Customer Login Reseller Login. You loose vosta by checking with instructions above. My second external drive isn’t detected in Windows. What is your operating system?

What does it mean? If I “initialize disk” will that erase my data like formatting a disk? Here, in this part, you’ll find three maxfor to fix and repair the not detectable Maxtor hard drive by running Disk Management tool, using free manager software or CMD to repair Maxtor external hard drive errors or uninstall and re-install drive drivers to fix this issue.


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Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Let us know the results.

Personal Storage Installation Guide. Last resort is go to devices see if the device is listed if so it may have a? Here in this article, you’ll find quick fixes and reliable solutions to repair and fix this issue without losing maxtpr data.

Each time I get the beeps but that’s all. Is the drive actually spinning up or giving any indication as to being powered on? If you don’t do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.

Getting ‘Unknown Device’ when I connect my Maxtor Personal Storage external drive

Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. You are reporting the following post: It’s a Win 98 device compatible with XP.

If you vistta have an XP computer to connect the device, you could review the properties and find which driver use or which controller is in the enclosure. Seagate recommends downloading and running this utility prior to contacting Customer Support for assistance. The newer controller in the enclosure would work and keep the HDD in service as a backup device.


Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason. Chances are if you initilize it, you still will not be able to see the contents on it and loose the data at same time.

Thank you for the fista Answered on Oct 24, Hello, have you tried checking if the drive appears in disk management? Answered on May 13, The device does appear listed as compatible with windows 7 as provided at the compatibility center of windows 7.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 200GB External Hard Drive Not Spinning

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It has a green light on and I can hear some fan noise? Windows server, exchange and SQL Server backup solution to ensure business continuity. Select to eject the disk corresponding to the external hard drive Unplug maxtog USB connector once you have been instructed to do so.