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Hi gogoc_da_man,

Take the CD out of the drive, and then reboot your system, then insert the CD again, and you'll get the install icon back.

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Maxtor (H01R300)... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009

- Do you hear any beep sound when you plug in the USB drive into the laptop? - You can also try a different USB cable - Try connecting the hard drive to a different computer and see if it works All those steps will help you determine where the issue is. Please revert back with any other observations. Good Luck

Maxtor (H01R300)... | Answered on May 03, 2008

Try uninstalling then installing the software once the Maxtor is plugged in your PC, make sure your anti virus software is disabled while doing this.

Hope That Helps!

Maxtor (H01R300)... | Answered on Dec 10, 2007

That is a personnal Preference some would say turn off while I always leave mine on. I use externals for backups for off site backup the only time they are turned off is when I rotate them to the next building. The safe thing to do is fi you have something you want on that extrenal harddrive make sure you have it saved in another location as well sometimes harddrive just stop working.

Maxtor (H01R300)... | Answered on Oct 12, 2007

I assume it is a USB connection? Does it also have a power adaptor or a USB dongle that has 2 USB connectors? If you cannot get it to power up, the only other option to retrieve your data is to take the HD out of the case and connect it to a PC or laptop using a SSD or SATA to USB adapter and see if you can get the PC to recognize it.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018

I replace my hard drives after 2 or 3 years. Yours seems to have quit early, possibly the transformer is not working. If your external drive lights up, the electronics could be bad. At any rate, the bad news is it sounds like time for a new drive. I hope you have a backup of the contents.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017

First thing I would do is test the hard drive to make sure it is good. If new, that does not guarantee that it is good. Use a hard drive adapter that allows you to connect it to the USB port of another computer and run a full test.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on May 20, 2016

If you mean the Maxtor disk utility that comes with raw hard drives, it is NOT necessary to install this in order for the drive to work. If the new computer already has an OS on it and is working, what part of the Maxtor utility is it that you think you need? The OS has all the tools you would need to work with the disk. Or you could always download a 3rd party app to do the specific task. If this is regarding an external drive, again the new computer ( and OS) will have whatever tools you would need to work with the disk. In fact you should only have to plug the external disk into the USB port and the new computer will find it and ask how you want to use it, etc. The Maxtor disk utilities that came with raw drives is pretty much obsolete when used with a current Windows or Mac OS.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Apr 03, 2016

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