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Maxtor External 80GB Hard Drive Not Responding??

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sandman42, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. sandman42

    sandman42 Regular member

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    It is weird I updated my computer and Now when I plug in the Maxtor 80GB Hard Drive via the USB it Reads in my computer...But If I restart my computer while the Maxtor is Plugged in It doesn't load with my computer...

    How do I fix this so I don't have to keep unplugging and plugging the usb for the Hard Drive Back in...Also Some Files won't delete off the Hard Drive...Why??/

    The files that won't delete are Anime Episodes I had from Years ago.

    It gives me this ERROR MESSAGE When I try to delete the files...

    Cannot Delete Golden Boy: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

    This is what it says in my System Info
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    Type Vendor Model Size Interface Temperature
    Direct Access Device Maxtor Maxtor 5000LE v01.00.00 USB Device 81 GBytes USB USB
     
  2. sandman42

    sandman42 Regular member

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    Would it be possible to change my 80GB Maxtor External from a FAT32 to NTFS or whatever it is called so I could transfer more then 2.0 GB at a time...And can I Change it without deleting the stuff off my hard drive.
     
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    sandman42 Regular member

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    ANyone??
     
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    not knowing your os on your sytem. try other usb ports if you have them. check device mgr for conflicts. update your drivers.

    yes you can switch from fat to ntfs but if its not a boot drive you will lose your data. you have to refromat it. if your not running ntfs system on your system os changing your external drive will do no good.
     
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    My OS is Windows XP with Service Pack 2
     
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    I don't have the disc anymore for the drivers for the External Fat32 Hard Drive...so Where could I get the Maxtor Drivers and which ones are the right ones??
     
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    bump where can I get the Drivers?
     
  8. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    fat 32 has a 4gig file size limit not 2gig. try maxtor site if the enclosure came from there. also have some patience as we are here on our own free time. bump again & i'll bump you off the site.
     
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    i had that happen on xp-home,check if its listed in ye bios or select the usb drive in your bios. or update your bios..

    note
    bump where can I get the Drivers?
    the drivers are already in win xp and 2000..
     
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