Help, I need my backup files. Think this is helpful! I rang seagate and they were very helpful a help desk that helps, wow! But right-click on “My Computer”, click “Manage”. Check the jumper setting – it should be set to “slave”. SeaTools for Windows The quick diagnostic tool that checks the health of your drive.

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This drive has been a problem only starting once an a while for almost a year.

To format the whole drive I removed all the formatted partitions and then right clicked to format the new unallocated area Took 1. Selecting a different country will clear your cart.

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Shut down the PC, open it up and find a 36 pin ribbon connector. Right – now you can see which was the external drive. My thoughts are “motherboard driver package. Personal Storage Installation Guide. EMPower Get portable power.


I saw this solution a few times in some forums so I figured to give it a try. Restart the computer in my case the Thinkpad T41 notebook and it will automatically detect “new hardware” and re-install the required driver. Posted on Apr 21, It’s worth a thousand words.

Right click on it and assign it a letter. I will seek another power supply after loading all of my data onto my internal drives in the event the solution was fleeting.

Systems Deploy better infrastructure. Help, I need my backup files. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: FAT32 has a restriction in use that you can’t have files bigger than 4GB.

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Close down PC 4. Recover Recover your maxtorr. The email address entered is already associated to an account. Some maxgor the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation.

Bless you all, best of luck. But right-click on “My Computer”, click “Manage”. By the way, one lesson learned: They add hundreds of new drivers to our site every day. If the other devices run well on the port, you can try to connect your external drive on a USB 1.


98sse Open to any and all suggestions. Helpful 1 Not Helpful Flag. I have an old Maxtor personal storage device, and lost the install disc. But I am not sure an external drive needs a driver at all. Now unplug the device from your computer and then plug it back in.

So, the solution I tried was to replace the power supply. It doesn’t show that driver is there.

Click on the “Driver” tab and “Uninstall” the driver.