Hello all. I was wondering if someone would be able to help me. I have a Maxtor 100 gig external harddrive which isn't being read by windows.
Basically, I'll turn it on, I hear it start up and all...but it is just not showing up in My Computer. At first, I thought maybe it was the USB cable, but after using it on my modem it worked fine. I have tried everything to fix this problem, switching it on/off, changing plugs and USB ports.
It has been on for most of the year, I occasionally turn it off, and the blue light on the front is also flashing instead of being steady, which I don't think it did before. I'm guessing it is a problem with the hard drive itself and not with Windows.
Can anyone help me? I have several important files on there, thankyou in advance.