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Maxto Onetouch Mini III 80gb, not opening

by MAndreag / October 22, 2007 6:33 AM PDT

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?

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That's not backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2007 6:38 AM PDT

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.


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by MAndreag / October 23, 2007 4:02 AM PDT
In reply to: That's not backup.

Okay, I get I didn't really "back-up" my info. Then I guess I simply copied them onto a Maxtor One Touch Mini III 80gb.

My computer has been reformatted, so the pictures and files are no longer on the computer, just a copy on the Maxtor, which I cannot access.

I tried the USB in back of the desktop. I'm not sure what other info you need about my computer. I'm on a Gateway, running Windows XP SP2.

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Now I have Gateway but no model number.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Okay.

Some required drivers to get the USB ports working proper. I dropped a hint the model number was required for me to note which driver but I wasn't blunt enough it seems.

So here goes. Please tell me the make and model of the machine.


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