Systems Deploy better infrastructure. This procedure worked for both of them. Personal Storage Family Data Sheet. Bless you all, best of luck. Anonymous Aug 18, What does it mean?

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It is the hd controller that is smoking. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. Here’s another and very probable solution. Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. Posted on Nov 08, Not finding what you are persojal for?

I have two of these drives and both had failed. The drive was formatted with FAT32, formatting is a preparing the disk for use, and stoarge are 3 main PC formats.

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I wish I would have done this a year ago. That did not work for me. Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! The Device Manager displays a yellow! X; when you look at the “Device Manager” you will see it under “Disk Drives”.


Anonymous Jan 31, The drive was still invisible in Windows XP Home???

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Tell us about your experience with our site. Enter a Product Serial Number for Firmware downloads. Posted on Mar 23, Right click on the “Unknown unit” that is the Maxtor drive and “Uninstall” it. You do not need any driver.

I have the same question Can any one help i have many many important files on this drive. My second external drive isn’t detected in Windows. Login to post Please use English characters only. I just psrsonal the sollution to this problem.

Maxtor Personal Storage (external HDD)

Good reason to never get rid of all your cables and stuff when a device goes bad. What does it mean? I have three more of these drives on another system in the office, so through the process of elimination, I found that the little “power supply” was the culprit of all my problems. A few months later I plugged it in using the wrong power supply and it started to smoke. I use windows vista!


I did what was posted above and opened the case, took out the Hard Drive and put it in a new external case and it worked perfect the first time. Results 1 to 4 of 4.

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Opening the case is a little tough, but since I was going to void the warranty any way I felt like I had nothing to lose. Recover Recover your files.

Personal Storage Family Data Sheet.