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Can't access on 40g maxtor, help please.

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by pieman109, 7 Jul 2006.

  1. pieman109

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,266

    Location: Ealing

    I'm trying access data on mate's 40g maxtor. The drive shows up in the bios, also in windows device manager and shows no problems. But when I open "my computer" to show the list of drives, its not in there and neither is it in windows explorer.
    this drive is slaved in with a seagate btw.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. t31os

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 May 2006

    Posts: 3,575

    Location: Surrey - UK

    See if the drive is listed in Disk Management.
     
  3. pieman109

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,266

    Location: Ealing

    yes it is, its also listed as active but doesn't have a drive letter.
     
  4. Indy500

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 17,509

    Needs formatting\partitioning then.
     
  5. pieman109

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,266

    Location: Ealing

    I'd like to retrieve as much data off it first if possible before I partition/format.
    How to do this is what I really need to find out.