20 Most Recent Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers

sure you can recover some files (not all) using third party recovery app. and do not write data to disk untill you complete the recovery

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Jul 17, 2017

Try to remove the drive and connect it directly to another computer.
If still doesn't spin up then most likely the board has failed.

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on May 18, 2010

with it connected open applications and select utilities and then go to disk utility, open that and when it is loaded the maxtor should be in the list, you need to erase it, this will install the apple operating info (it should read some sort of f.a.t. to start with) you will loose all of the information on it

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

If it's hooked up correctly, you should see it as another drive in 'My Computer'..

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Dec 23, 2009

It is not recognized because it has not been "initialized". Need to go to the Maxtor support site and download the driver software that will initialize the drive. If you boot up windows with the drive plugged into a usb port, windows might just be able to search windows update for a driver or a small window may pop up and state that the drive has not been activated and would you like to open the activation wizard, click yes and follow the prompts.

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Nov 16, 2009

With pc turned off plug the USB drive into new PC and boot it up. Now on new pc it should auto detect and install the USB drive. Now goto Computer and you will see your USB drive there. Open that up now its as easy as copying anything you like and pasting to whever you want to keep it on new pc

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Nov 01, 2009

the hard disk interface could be broken, open the hard disk case and use it as an internal hard disk as a slave in a computer to save your data

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Oct 28, 2009

Nothing to do with the OS. First test it in another pc to make sure the problem is with the laptop and not with the drive -it might have just died. 
Some drives need  more power to function than an laptop usb jack can provide. Make sure it's plugged in with the auxiliary power supply. 

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009

The computer is shown the malfunction divce. I cannot opne the the driver

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Sep 13, 2009

Might try downloading the drivers directly from maxtor

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Jun 04, 2009


Go to Computer Management
Then click Disk Management
You Will find Your Portable HDD without Drive Letter
Just Right Click and Assign a Drive Letter...
Thats all...



Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on May 19, 2009

there should be a sticker on one side of the drive that tells you which pins to put the jumper on, so use the master setting if its the only hard drive your using. if its not, use the slave setting

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on May 02, 2009

throw it away and buy a new one....that the best solution i have

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009


The blinking light indicates something is happening to know open :


And check the power cord and try with the known good power cord.

You can check this :


Good Luck.

Live, Love, Laugh.

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Apr 04, 2009

Before runnning the backup please go ahead and run the check disk once..
chkdsk /f/r use this command on the command prompt

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009

drag the files to your new harddrive.or can you describe your problem little more plz.

Maxtor One-touch... | Answered on Feb 23, 2009

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