Unreadable Maxtor USB External Hard Drive

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I have a 280Gb Maxtor USB external drive that is said to be unreadable
by Windows XP SP2. When I switch it on, the USB connection is normal
with my PC but when I click on the Maxtor icon I get a message saying it
is not readable.

This disk was my backup disk but some information on it does not exist
on my PC. What should I do?

Thank you for your help.

Re: Unreadable Maxtor USB External Hard Drive

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:11:24 +0200, tochiro

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If it's not under warranty, open it, take the drive out, put
it in your PC and see if you can read it then to copy off
data  and run Maxtor's diagnostics on it.

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