Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. I would get the personal license. Recover Recover your files. This article will show you how to repair and restore not recognized Maxtor external hard drive or USB drive without losing any data. I followed your steps – it says it is disk7 and it’s online. Choose the way that you want to use to check partition: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community.

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Right-click on the device and select update drivers. Windows 7 IT Pro. This site in other languages x.

I maxtkr it on my desktop with Vista, laptop with Vista and netbook with XP. If there is a letter assign to it, then the problem is something else. After making Maxtor devices detectable by your PC, you can then try to open the drive to get the saved data back.

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If I “initialize disk” will that erase my data like formatting a disk? I would get the personal license.

Now then is up to you to decide if you would like to recover your data then you will need technicians, since you think that is ahardware problem, software do not fix hardware. If it’s clicking – that’s the sound of death for hds. Note The disk is initialized as a basic disk. In Disk Management, I “right-clicked” on the drive and selected “change drive letter and paths This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

You loose nothing by checking with instructions above. I know some hard drives have a high failure rate, and can die early. Let EaseUS Partition Master automatically check 31000 hard disk partition errors and repair errors for you. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Please assign your manual to a product: Same problem here, in Disk Management I simply vvista a “drive letter” to the drive and it then appeared in My Computer.


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Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this. Let us know the results. To ensure proper setup, you may have to restart your computer. Personal Storage Diagnostic Utility This utility will test maxgor hard drive contained in a Personal Storage device. Proffitt Forum moderator July 10, 6: Proffitt Forum moderator July 10, 5: