My external hard drive keeps giving me an i/o error, everytime I try the Explorer.

I have a Maxtor One Touch 200 GB of external hard drive connected via a USB cable from my computer using Windows XP Professional.  It was working fine until one day when I went to go and received an i/o error.  Troubleshooting was no help at all.  I expected to be able to mirror, but could not be sent, because of illegal hacking material. Any other information is not replaceable. Drive external hard does this buzzing feeling when turned on and I can hear the hard drive spining. Does anyone know how to get the info on my C drive.



Connect the drive to another computer. It is accessible? If so, copy the data and then test the drive. If no, then remove the Maxtor case USB and put it in another USB box or use a USB adapter. Now, try and connect. If you can not access the drive, he's dead. If the data is critical, send the drive to a professional data recovery company. It's expensive, but only you can determine the value of your data. I use a Drive Savers for my clients. MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - don't panic!

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