That's a copy and you reduced it to just one so where is the "backup" copy?
While you ponder that consider that most installs of XP overlook the all important motherboard drivers. I'd supply you a link to such but your post left off the details (those words in red.)
Tell more and try the rear USB ports of the desktop machine. DO NOT RUN ANY CHKDSK or other tools because you are more likely to erase the drive as it stands now.
Hi. I am on a Gateway Computer, running Windows XP2
I was having issues with my computer so I purchased a Maxtor Onetouch Mini III 80gb external HD. I backed all my information on to it, and reformatted my computer. I had tons of pictures mostly.
My computer is finally back to normal, but now my Maxtor isn't working.
I was working fine, and I could see the drive when connected and access all my files. Then one day. Nothing.
The light at the front keeps flashing when connected, and it freezes my entire computer.
If I go into disk manager, I can see it in disk drives and USB Mass Storage but can't access it.
I've tried the chkdsk g:/f, it says drive not available for direct access.
I also tried PCInspector. When it's searching for the drive, it just hangs there, last time for about 2 hours. Until I disconnet the drive.
It's not very large maybe about 30gb worth of info, but I desperately want to access them, especially my only backup of priceless photos.
Is there anything else I can try at this point?