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Problems With External Harddrive

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#1 spyder666


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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:20 PM

Well i have had this Maxtor 320gig for about 8 months now and jsut this morning i noticed my computer was very sluggish, I went through my routine of virus checking and also noticed i coulndt open anything on my external, also i noticed upon restart that removing the external, The speed is back to normal, however i still cannot get onto the drive, also when plug it in and try to run chkdsk it just sits there, doing nothing, so I need some advice because there is a whole lot of data on that drive i cant afford to lose, I do apologize if this in the wrong place but im not sure what the problem is and would like some advice on diagnosing this and fixing it.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 30 August 2007 - 12:11 PM

Do you plug unplug it a lot? Maybe try updating the USB drivers
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