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Old May 12, 2009, 06:22 AM
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Default Maxtor External HD issue

hey there. I am looking at a harddrive for a guy, apparently he used it on his satellite receiver to tape shows on. Also he said when he first bought it he backed up his computer on it.

Suddenly about a month or 2 after sucessful use, he can only see half of his taped shows..

The drive doesnt show up in windows anymore either..

Does anyone know of any ulitites or anythign to check this drive for corruption?

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Old May 12, 2009, 09:34 AM
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the hard drive manufacture normally have tools for this seagate and wd just to let you know
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Old May 12, 2009, 10:29 AM
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Which Maxtor is it?
What is the OS that he is using to view it?

I know with my wifes, I had an issue with it that was solved with a Hard Boot on both, and the cd Drivers that came with the External were reloaded, she was using Vista Ultimate Home.
That brought it back to life again.
No idea the cause, but you described the same symptoms Hers had.


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