I had the same issue. The device was plug and play with Vista x May be your Personal Storage GB Hard Drive power socket pins are not seated well when you connect so make sure the pins are in good condition. I selected change drive letter and paths. Replug Maxtor USB and power supply. Can anyone out there help me?

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Rescue Rescue your data. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. You do have a desktop to work with correct? I also tried it on a work computer. RedHotSoup Mar 02, Respectfully Gorillanasty Gang thank you so much for posting your solutions to this issue.

A Maxtor Headache! – External Hardware

Any help to regain access to it will be very much appreciated. I don’t know I’ve been at it for a while. Anyone know where to get another power supply or what to replace this one with? How to use the Windows Disk Error Checking feature on an external drive.

HWat is the error, what leads were you moving, make sure the cables are connected to the C drive n teh same way they were, verify all cables on both endsa are seated mwxtor. In vistw to Tina P’s post on December 4, Posted on Apr 29, You currently have javascript disabled. If you have a jumper to clear CMOS, you can use that also.


It’s hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty But, I am smart enough to look outside the box. Windows will now create a new connection to the mass storage unit.

Now it just stop showing up on my computer. Lesson learned to be more careful and have a backup.

Personally I believe the onus is with Microsoft hope this helps John. Anonymous Apr 04, Thanks to another post I found somewhere, here are the instructions that make opening the case simple.

Personal Storage External Hard Drive | Seagate Support US

Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! Then it appeared on the desktop, I unplugged and replugged it in as a test.

The device should read open in one direction, short in the other. By the way, one lesson learned: Posted on Apr 08, Hard Drives Browse internal drives. I have an old Maxtor personal storage device, and lost the install disc.

If you have applications that look to drive G example Photoshop Elementsthey will not be able to find it. I will seek another power supply after loading all of my data onto my internal drives in the event the solution was fleeting.


Maxtor 300GB External Hard Drive not able to start in Windows 7 (Code 10), Despite Working in XP

I’ve screwed it up I think. Gives a code 10 maxtor gig is plugged in by usb and is recognized but wont install.

That’s when the issue with the drive came afloat, apparently Windows 7 does not recognize this drive, although the “can perform faster” message appeared. Virus Problem, Please Help. The device was plug and play with Vista x