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Windows 7: Unable to access my Maxtor!!!

04 Jan 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

If your Maxtor external drive still shows RAW in Disk Management, there is no question of converting from one format to another - for it does not have a file system to start with obscured as it is by the loss of partition table/corrupted MBR.:)

First try to restore the partition and bring it back to its original format - we still do not know whether it was NTFS or FAT32 - as suggested in my post #5. Then tell us what you want to do.

If you have already recovered the data , then you can wipe the drive clean with Partition Wizard and format it to FAT32 or NTFS afresh as you may want. Read the documentation in MiniTools Partition Wizard as to what all it can do.

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04 Jan 2014   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i would purchase a new one and replace the maxtor, they dont have a great rep ,mine included and huge size storage is very cheap these days, i bet you could get a 2T external for the same price you paid for the 40 gb maxtor.
the reason i suggest replacing is that i wouldn't trust the maxtor as it has already messed up.
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04 Jan 2014   #13

Home Premium 64bit

Tend to agree, I've a Lexar memory stick 64 gig taking up no room at all, I just love messing about with computers.
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