Maxtor external hard drive question

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Batista, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Batista

    Batista Guest

    To make a long story shorter, i have an external Maxtor 120GB hard drive
    that has become corrupted. It crash but it still works, i lost about 20 GB
    of files but the rest seem ok. It will not defrag, it gives me an error
    about corrupted files. I didnt get back the 20GB's of space that have
    disappeared either, it still says 64.4GB free space. But the files are
    nowhere to be found. I want to cut my loses and wipe it clean. The files are
    no big deal for i have them all on CD. Here's what i want to do.

    Take and move the good files left to another computor and wipe it clean and
    put the good files back. I've never done anything like this. Whats the
    best/easiest way to wipe it clean? Go to my computor and right click on it
    and hit reformat?

    Using windows XP home.

    Batista, Aug 5, 2005
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    Shawn Guest

    easiest way is to put in your winxp disk and follow the instructions for
    formatting and reinstalling
    Shawn, Aug 5, 2005
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  3. Batista

    Batista Guest

    I dont have a winXP disk. I have restore disk's. But i'm not talking about
    my computor. Its an external hard drive. Excuse me for being stupid but i
    dont want to mess up my regular computors, just reformat the external drive.
    Batista, Aug 5, 2005
  4. Batista

    Shawn Guest

    one of those restore discs is the winxp one, sorry cant help with the
    external harddrive
    Shawn, Aug 5, 2005
  5. Batista

    Kenny Guest

    See my reply to "anon".
    Maxtor's! Another one bites the dust!
    Kenny, Aug 5, 2005
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