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Dropped my Maxtor 80GB USB HDD, ouch. Salvage my data?
\015 Dropped my Maxtor 80GB USB HDD, ouch. Seems to start (lights up ...but 2 buzzes) but the PC (OS is Vista) doesn't see it. I am in Perth, Western Australia. Advice please! - I am feeling I must say goodbye to the unit ...but who do I turn to for data recovery?\015
Check out Maxtor for analysis tools and referrals of course. There are books out there on exactly what to do, but of course there are also firms who will offer to recover data you didn't back up for a price (ca. $400, say; it's not wild competition there, somehow.)
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Dropped my Maxtor 80GB USB HDD, ouch. Salvage my data?
Check out Maxtor for analysis tools and referrals of course. There are books out there on exactly what to do, but of course there are also firms who will offer to recover data you didn't back up for a price (ca. $400, say; it's not wild competition ... PC Desktops
System keeps freezing NO TASK MANGER OR POINTER OR KEYBOARD, also event viewer shows no sign
It could be that your Hard Drive is almost gone, or, that the system file is corrupt (but you would get a system error with this, pls advise if you do). In the case that your HDD is dying, I would recommend that you try and backup all your data asap ... Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
I have recently purchased a new p.c. i didnt want to lose my files from my old p.c so i bought a maxtor 500gb external hard drive to back up my files and put them onto my new p.c, i am a novice and not very knowledgeable about these sort of things so i would be very greatfull if you could help me, thankyou
Click on the my computer or navigate to the area where you can see the C:\\ drive under there if the maxtor usb external drive is plugged in and powered on it should appear - the maxtor may even say maxtor in the name or properties when clicked on. b ... PC Desktops
Maxtor One Touch Mini 4 external 160 Gb no longer recognized by computer. Any way to retrieve data? The disk still spins (I can feel it when I hold it in my hand), but the laptop (Windows XP) won't acknowledge it anymore. It's only a cuople months old, so I can get a new one, but even though THEIR device went bad, they want to charge me $1700 to restore data!!! Unbelievable!
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Replace existing 40GB internal HDD in laptop with 160GB internal
Ok first of all Hi!Now in order to transfer the right stuff from your hard drive to the new one. You will need to follow these instructions and i provided you with 2 methods.\015\012\015\012LONG METHOD (USE NEW HARD DRIVE ... PC Laptops
I bought a Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975 about two months ago and on sunday dropped it on slate tile floor from about five feet up. It has a small crack in the rear bottom portion. I contacted Toshiba and they had me begin a recovery and now it says WINDOWS HAS ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM COMMUNICATING WITH A DEVICE CONNECTED TO YOUR COMPUTER. STATUS: Ox00000e9 INFO: An unexpected I/O error has occured. I am afraid I have lost all my precious pictures and movies by doing this. PLEASE HELP!
The stop error code is likely due to a faulty driver. Due to the height of the drop, it is very likely there is some internal damage to the hard disk drive. \015\012\015\012Recovery of data can be done but it is costly. Here are some options ... Toshiba PC Laptops
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I have a virus on my computer Toshiba Satellite
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I have seen the following external hard drive on Megabuy's web site but I canno see it anywhere else. Not even on the Maxtor site. Does it really exist and if so how does it review? Does it come with EMC Retrospect software? Maxtor - OT4 EXT 640GB USB 2.0 [MXT4105]
Yes it is true that maxtor has launched a hdd of the specification as mentioned in your post.\015\012the same exists on maxtors website as well\015\012\015\012the hdd comes along with one touch software that is used for data protect ... PC Desktops
Hello, My 8 month old "Mini 9" Inspiron 910 shows "operating system not found" on boot-up and bios shows HDD size of 0MB. Fixed shows STEC PATA 8GB-(PM). Any suggestions? I realize re-installing XP is my next bet but I can't boot to USB. maybe the Solid State HD DEAD???
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Weird lines on screen, freeze-up; laptop won't start again -- no bios, dead.
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Installing two hdd maxtor 80gb wd2500, installed win pro on 80gb went fine but keeps telling me that second hdd drive D needs to be formatted, but when i do, it tells me cannot format drive D
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My Compaq nc6320 was damaged and I think I got cheated on repair
If you take the hard drive out when the power is on you can damage it. Some laptops have HDD's that are easy to get to, others not so much. Shutting the computer off clears the memory in the computer. Removing the hard drive does not wipe the hard dr ... HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook
I have a maxtor one touch 4 external 1 TB hard drive, it was knocked over to the floor for a total of a 2 foot drop. Since then it will not show up as a drive when connect through usb but show that a device has been added. Also a beeping noise keeps ringing out. I have almost 80% of that drive filled up, I really need to recovery that data, what can i do
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When i start up my computer, the HDD light stays solid on the front of the laptop, and the screen never gets past the booting screen before looping. i also don't hear the harddrive spinning all the much, as much as i'm used to.
\015\012If you can hear clicking then I am afraid there is a serious problem with the hard drive. The noise you can hear is usually known as "the click of death" when referring to hard drives.Make sure you use ONLY the c ... Toshiba Satellite A135-S2326 Notebook
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ460N Freezes during Full Recovery
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Maxtor 80gb external drive bleeps when powered up and not able to access
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Hi - I have only had my Lacie 500g Hard disk for a few weeks and out of nowhere it will no longer register on my Mac when plugged in. Upon turning it on it makes a whirring noise and the occasional single beep can be heard. I have not dropped it - it has been very well looked after. I am not particularly computer minded so am hoping there is an easy solution - if not please just let me know if it needs to be sent off to be fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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I'm trying to connect pc to pc using a usb 2.0 data cable so i can drag files from a non working computer to a working computer. the non working computer is turned on with a bootable cd. i'm supposed to click on open remote to see the other computers files but it says link blocked! why is this.
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USB 2.5 inch HD does not show on PC
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I have been using my external usb harddrive for recording (seagate freeagent pro) its been working fine for about a month but earlyer it just stopped, the power light went out and i havent been able to get it to turn on since. what im most consered about is getting my data off if possible as i think i can replace it if neccessary anyone know what the chances of saving my stuff are sound familiar ?? thanks
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Choosing an HDD docking station
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Acer T-180 hangs at "Verifying DMI Data"
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