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But I would also try accessing the disk from a different computer, preferably with a different Windows version, just to make sure it is not accessible at all anymore. Clicking the message tells you nothing more than the fact that the USB device is not recognized. If theres anything I can do to fix this PLEASE let me know. this is a lot better than fixya.com thanks so much Andy! 49. http://realink.org/solved-unable/solved-unable-to-add-isp-error-624.html

Maggie | December 17th, 2010 at 6:53 am I have a WD HDD external hard drive that has been working fine for awhile until one day, it just suddenly can't recognize It didn't ofc. I noticed that the post on your Maxtor was quite a few years ago and I was wondering if you ever got an answer for your problem?.......from Curious...:)The problem you had I've lost count of how many programs that I've searched and downloaded for them either to A) having the download not work in some way when trying to extract it or

Anyone?? Old Rich, Nov 18, 2007 #9 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. But I bet you don't want to go through it again. You can not post a blank message.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you! HDs and they still boot up and run perfectly. Problem was solved by buying a new drive. Or two.

You insert the mem stick in the port on your PC and when you hit the power button, you wait until you see the first sign of the computer booting up, Andy | November 17th, 2009 at 3:27 am @Milo - One other reason that I know can cause your problem is a driver letter assignment issue. And that is easy to try, just try a new/different USB cable and see if that solved it (if you don't have one, I am sure they can try it for http://newwikipost.org/topic/hqhpW6duRA5xB7v1JWZZmwKmlQXoPeDx/Unable-to-format-drive.html I go to click 'Volumes', and everything freezes until I unplug the USB cord.

If it wasn't for this site I would never got the idea for fixing this, so thank you very much for your ideas and helping spirit. All Rights Reserved. my new laptop is vista, & I dont want to format the drive becuaes I'v stored valuable data on it. Andy | November 16th, 2009 at 10:24 pm @Milo - Weird, if the disk is present in the Device Manager, you should see it in the Disk Management console.

It does NOT show up under Disk Management (under Computer management). my review here i am sure that the device was not moved or tempered with ! help me please do a big favor Report mars› utaeladil - Jun 24, 2009 at 09:38 PM hi utaeladi once again I did all the things you asked to in other It started today and my Maxtor external 500Gb hdd just shows up as a local disk in my computer and requests a format.

I'm running Windows XP on both computers. have a peek at these guys Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Don't need manager software by richpasco / November 19, 2008 3:12 AM PST In reply to: Help!!!!!! I've discovered that with Maxtor OneTouch, like most external drives, you don't need the "manager" software. Andy | May 6th, 2010 at 12:46 pm @Jonathan - If it shows in the Device Manager, you should be able to see the disk in Disk Management as well.

Or try it on another computer.The second guess is that it's the electronics in the box that has gone south, but the disk is still undamaged. But then I came across another forum with my solution: http://www.pchelper.nl/forum/index.php?showtopic=70161 It is in Dutch so sorry about that. The solution of Andrea1212 worked perfectly - remove the hard drive from the case and hook it to the internal IDE connection and it appeared and all data was there. check over here please please please help me fix it !!

Use one on the back of the computer, it would be the best. Lastly, what is your Windows version? 7. Let us know how it goes and good luck, but it sounds like a failing drive to me.

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Good luck. 36. Thanks so much.Cheers! It works fine when plugged in to my Macbook Pro's USB port, but when I use my USB 2.0 Hub 4 ports, the light on my hard disk lighted up but Andy | December 17th, 2010 at 6:42 pm @Maggie - Have you checked the Device Manager?

by R. Take care to have the original and 1 copy at least, preferable 2 copies. Tt’s in the bottom task bar as a “USB Mass Storage Device” to be removed, and I can see it in the Device Manager. this content Join our site today to ask your question.

Or if you've done that - try to plug in the USB drive after the computer is on. The external drive shows on in my device manager but it doesn't have a drive letter and I am unable to see what is on the hard drive. Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. That's a heartwarming story!

Once assigned in your diskmanagmenet its now recognized and avilable , in MY COMPUTER Report PJCox- Jul 9, 2009 at 03:49 PM But in Disk Management I don't seem to have More often than not, when the hard drives are starting to have a mechanical failure, when they are plugged into the USB port they act exactly as you are describing. The pop-up reads: "Cannot read; disc structure is corrupted." It was maxed out with 200 gigabytes of information. by Suzanne Knight / July 11, 2004 1:06 AM PDT PC: Dell Dimension 4400OS: Win XP homeExternal Hard drive: Maxtor One touch 250Bought in March, worked fine until two weeks ago.

Report ken- May 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM razac, You're awesome! I really don't know what to do. by R. Does you disk have external power or are you replying on the USB port for power?

then it will show you a desktop you will then click on MY Computer, this will show you all the drives attached to your computer and allow you to view the Hard disks have become relatively cheap and with a USB (or eSata, FireWire) connection, the data transfer rates are high. So how do I access my files? Is there any device listed, may an Unknown device?

Wendy December 14, 2011 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp Email I'm trying to get some old backed up data on my external drive, but it doesn't show in My Computer. If the external hard disk has a master/slave switch or jumper, try changing the setting. This maybe caused by a I/O error" or something like that. It worked.