Anonymous Dec 28, Which again leads me to think it could be a wiring fault and if it is what do I do now? I plugged it in and it immediately worked and my data was restored. It was also the wrong size 52GB instead of GB. I may have most saved online so it may not be as bad as I first thought. If it’s not, I’d say you’re in trouble. Thank You for Submitting a Reply,!

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Repair and Restore Not Recognized Maxtor External Hard Drive/USB without Losing Data

I had the same issue. While having the same problem, Stroage tried everything you’ve read here, and more. Hi, The Code 10 error code is generated when Device Manager has insufficient information or the error that is bubbled up by the device drivers and is not recognized by Device Manager. Close down the computer.

This is how we fixed corrupted card reader issues By: Many users reported that their external drive stodage recognized only when using USB 2. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. If many drivers are being used by a particular device, it can be difficult to determine the one that failed.


Uninstall drive drivers Extra Tips: Posted on May 06, Thanks to another post I found somewhere, here are the instructions that make opening the case simple. This post edvice originally published in December and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Maxtor Personal Storage (external HDD)

I hope it works for you. Your info is still on the drive,sounds like you just lost the drivers for that ex hard drive. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 1 Comment Flag. July 28th, I had the same problem, my Windows Masw was seeing the device but did not recognize it and could not find a driver for it.

Fix: USB 3.0 External Drive not Detected in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Posted on Mar 25, On the tree select Disk management. Then check whether the Maxtor external hard disk or USB drive can be detected or not. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

If you want to get a new external drive, ussb is pretty easy to copy the data from to the new drive using standard Windows copying. Download and run the diagnostic tool from the link below. Now unplug the device from your computer and then plug it back in. Seagate does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or use, of any such web sites.


December 17th, Do you mean open the thing up and open the pc case and attach it to one of the ribbon type connectors, Im out of my depth on that and very wary of even opening the PC case.

Posted on Dec 24, Plug the connector into the drive, then connect the internal power cable. You can check if your external hard drive is detected by the BIOS during bootup. I got the external drive because of its jass, but at least your data may be usable. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Discussion in ‘ Hardware ‘ started by LazyVampireAug 10, Hard Drives Browse internal drives.

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