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Maxtor OneTouch II Crashes Computer

by Annoyed_with_Maxtor / January 25, 2006 6:01 AM PST

I've been using a 300GB Maxtor OneTouch II for about two weeks now and I believe the Drive Lock feature is crashing my computer (running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005).

When I boot my computer and turn the drive on, I get the window to enter the password to unlock the drive then a message saying I successfully unlocked it once I enter the password. However, my computer then completely freezes to the point I have to turn it off with the power button (instead of a proper shut down).

I haven't been able to find any information on anyone else having this problem. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Dantz software and Maxtor drivers and utilities but still have the problem.

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Maxtor One Touch II Problems
by nks2nd / January 26, 2006 2:26 AM PST

I have the same problem. My PC, most of the time, will not recognize the external hard drive. The few times that it does, I have trouble ejecting it.

I too would appreciate any assistance.

Thanks.

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RE: Maxtor One Touch II Problems
by Annoyed_with_Maxtor / January 29, 2006 4:37 AM PST

Yea, I failed to mention, I also have the "ejecting" problem when I try to use the "remove hardware safely" icon in the system tray. I've noticed in other forums and the Maxtor web site that this seems to be a common problem, although I have yet to find a solution.

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(NT) (NT) What happens if you don't use the Maxtor software ???
by VAPCMD / January 26, 2006 3:08 AM PST
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RE: What happens if you don't use the Maxtor software ???

Well, now the drive seems to be functioning fine as a standalone drive with no Maxtor software (drivers or drive utilities) or Dantz Retrospect software installed.

This is great on the surface, but one of the main reasons I chose this drive was for the Maxtor DriveLock software that password-protects the drive contents.

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Good to hear it's working ...better than NOT working.
by VAPCMD / January 29, 2006 5:37 AM PST

Do you really need to protect the entire drive or just selected files ?

Perhaps another program can accomplish the backups.

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