12-22-2008 04:56 PM
12-28-2008 04:57 AM
And I thought I was truggling in isolation.
I have had similar code 10 problems since updating to SP3. But it also coincided with my wife accidentally downloading XPantivirus 2009 which for those reading is actually a virus, the minute I saw it loading I pulled the USB to protect the 3200 files. Oh dear!
You can keep trying to get the drive to recognise and occasionally it does. I went out and bought a replacement drive and have been for over a week now switching the 3200 on and off whilst connected. Eventually I heard it start and was able to transfer my files (thank god!)
Will now break open the case and install as an internal drive as I have nothing to lose, but is it an IDE or sata drive??
So for those struggling still get a new drive and then keeping switching the power on an off (for the drive only) it worked about six times for me, good luck and the only way I got rid of Xp antivirus was to restore the whole PC after weeks of registry cleaning etc.
It does seem coincidental though that many on this forum had problems as the drive reached two years old or around the same time oct-nov 2009 - conspiracy????????
01-02-2009 12:54 PM
I used my 3200 24 times to back up my documents. The drive probably ran a total of 4 hours in backup time total. Then a code 10, and the rest is history.
What a piece of junk!!! I won't being buying Seagate or Maxtor ever again. I also made sure that the hard drive I just bought wasn't made by them under another name.
01-02-2009 07:28 PM
01-04-2009 10:40 AM
01-11-2009 08:57 PM
01-12-2009 01:52 AM
My Maxtor 3200 recently stopped working with the code 10 error. I tried deleting the driver and adding the drive but had the same problems (slow to boot, and drive not available). I saw the possible solution on this forum to replace the power supply (on my drive this was a 12V 2A DC output powerpack), I bought a 3rd party powerpack at an electronics store this afternoon for $29 and hey presto, the drive is now accessible again. Before you shell out $1000 on data recovery, or start cracking the drive case open, try this.
Make sure the powerpack is matching output voltage and current capacity, 2A is at the high end of the ones that were available to me and I had to try more than one store. The one I purchased was 12V 2.5A (more capacity is OK) and had multiple plug types.
01-18-2009 10:30 AM
Just had the dreaded code 10 error last night. Before I crack my case open, I want to try the power supply option.
I checked the power supply with a voltmeter, and the voltage was 12.3, and the amperage was 1.3. Is this voltage
or amperage enough to cause my problems? What is the tolerance?
Thanks a bunch.
01-19-2009 06:45 AM
I just borrowed a power supply from a friend of mine. His belonged on a Western Digital external drive, but was made by the same manufacturer as mine. It was the same model# and had the exact specs. Anyway, his had a voltage of 11.95 with an amperage of 1.69. AMyway, I plugged it up and VOILA!
So, either the voltage or the amperage of mine was far enough out of spec to make my drive show a ERROR 10. I'll be buying a new power supply and backing my Maxotr up much more often.