01-02-2010 07:44 PM
I have had a problem for some time with the Maxtor Manager not recognizing the drive although I can see the drive and contents via Windows Explorer. Today, for the first time I rec'd a message that the drive could not be detected, and a question as to whether I wanted to format the drive.
Why is this happening?
Also I have had a problem over time with booting up my PC and and getting a message that the "Volume is Dirty" after which a dump takes place and some kind of recovery.
Is this drive what we might call "toast?" Should it be reformatted (and if so, how, i.e. how do I get the Maxtor software back on the drive?)
Using Dell Dimension 9100; Pentium 4 3.00 GHz 4gb RAM running Windows XP SP3