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Did I crash the drive? MAXTOR 1tB external

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shoogleguy, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. shoogleguy

    shoogleguy Thread Starter

    Mar 17, 2006
    We have an external Maxtor OneTouch 4 plus 1 tB external
    I bumped it and knocked it over and now can't access it. I know, I know; clumsy clumsy!
    Could I have crashed the head and is there ANY chance I can retrieve the files on it?
    Moved it to another 'puter and it says 'new hardware' and tries to find a driver.
    Get this box:
    'Either the partition on the external drive is not recoginzed or the external drive has no
    partition. Do you want to create one?

    WARNING: Formatting will erase all data on you external drive. Click "format" to begin the
    process: ....... etc."

    I suppose I could bring it to a shop to see if they can recover the data.
    what's your thoughts on this?
    Thanks, Ken J.
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