I had to go to "Disk Management" and assign a drive letter to it. Operating System:Win XP Pro & Win 7 RC Maybe I overlooked the post, but have you followed Wolfeymole's advice to: *Right click My Computer *Left click manage *Double left click Storage Read more. If your data is that important for you, you can use the following paid software to recover data even after partitioning/reformatting. http://bigpondguide.com/hard-drive/driver-hd-samsung-500gb-externo.php
If it ain't broke......... Re-Boot and see if it finds it now. Reply With Quote 25-06-2009,04:10 PM #3 gashler View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message FPCH Member Join Date Jun 2009 Posts 17 PC Experience:Beginner Operating System:Windows XP - Professional Hi Wolfey Maybe your external drive requires an additional power supply which you haven't properly connected. http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/basics/
This is an external Maxtor hard drive encased in a plastic box that has a USB connector to the pc and also has a Power connector yes? It then appeared in My-Computer and could use it. I think that can help you. Reply With Quote 25-06-2009,06:52 PM #9 gashler View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message FPCH Member Join Date Jun 2009 Posts 17 PC Experience:Beginner Operating System:Windows XP - Professional ok just
DriverGuide maintains an archive of supported Maxtor Hard Disk Drive drivers available for free Download for the most popular Maxtor products and devices. I had to go to "Disk Management" and assign a drive letter to it. If it is a USB drive, the problem could be with the USB controller on the drive. Maxtor Hard Drive Review Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:15 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Hi CHDSK .
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Shut down and attach the Maxtor. I would get the personal license. Reply With Quote 25-06-2009,07:07 PM #13 gashler View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message FPCH Member Join Date Jun 2009 Posts 17 PC Experience:Beginner Operating System:Windows XP - Professional im not In Disk Management, I "right-clicked" on the drive and selected "change drive letter and paths..." which gave me the option of assigning a drive "letter". Maxtor External Hard Drive 500gb
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:56 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Good morning,,, I had the same problem with a hard drive that didn't show up. Microsoft Customer Support Microsoft Community Forums Resources for IT Professionals Sign in United States (English) Brasil (Português)Česká republika (Čeština)Deutschland (Deutsch)España (Español)France (Français)Indonesia (Bahasa)Italia (Italiano)România (Română)Türkiye (Türkçe)Россия (Русский)ישראל (עברית)المملكة العربية السعودية (العربية)ไทย Privacy statement © 2017 Microsoft. this contact form Click Disk Management.
Wendand December 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm If I "initialize disk" will that erase my data (like formatting a disk)? Or should I try this? Maxtor External Hard Drive 1tb My Maxtor Basic 500 GB external Hard Drive didn´t work. Trust me, Disk Management is not in Device Manager.
Reply With Quote 26-06-2009,12:22 AM #19 Cobra View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message FPCH Member Join Date May 2009 Location RoosterPoot, MS (Just South of Tornado Alley) Posts 81 PC Once seeking to change your drivers manually you'll want to make certain that this latest configuration doesn't conflict with older existing drivers. for the driver, on certain internet sites. Maxtor 500gb External Hard Drive Power Supply External USB drive error "You must initialize the disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it" http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/2b069948-82e9-49ef-bbb7-e44ec7bfebdb/ Wendand December 16, 2011 at 12:40 am I followed your steps - it says
Wendand December 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm Actually NONE of my computers can see it (it DOES show up in my safely remove hardware list though). I tried it on my Mike December 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm If it doesn't work on different computers it's rather a problem with your external drive than the computers and drivers. I brought a maxtor basics 500GB harddrive a month ago. I may have to resort to reinstalling windows completely...
Recently, I was able to recover 390 GB of data on a drive that had been reformatted and a new operating system installed. that should let you allocate a letter to the drive and then use it. Mike June 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm I have the same trouble and the computer tells me I have a I/O error. We now provide access to a multitude of drivers - easier than ever before.Coming soon....Our new article section - find out all you need to know with these easy to understand
have you checked in Device manager to see whether there are any yellow ! , if there are then it might be the motherboard drivers havent installed properly, and possibly need Reply With Quote 25-06-2009,08:48 PM #17 gashler View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message FPCH Member Join Date Jun 2009 Posts 17 PC Experience:Beginner Operating System:Windows XP - Professional Wolfeymole - Problem is he couldnt even guess what/where they would be, and maxtor are absolutely useless at helping me... Please help?
Click Uninstall. concerning your question about the free space if you type this command you will get more info regarding space, file system: wmic volume list brief or wmic logicaldisk list brief on This will then give you a layout of drives attached to the pc. Like I said, my computer recognizes it, but only recognizes it as an "unknown device" Reply With Quote 25-06-2009,07:09 PM #14 Wolfeymole Guest Have you got XP Service Pack 3?
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