Obviously, if it’s set to check the filesystem in fstab and the drive isn’t connected at startup or shutdown, the system will freak. Should I choose “Format” on this drive? As an example of the recovery techniques used includes: The most common causes are head crash and motor failure. The process of extracting user information piece by piece from damaged drive is not a trivial task even for the expert who works decades in data device repairing business. I plugged that drive back in today with the aim to fill back up the blank drive only for it to not really detect.

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Maxtor Personal Storage 5000LE – hard drive – 80 GB – USB 2.0 Series

Tech Support Guy is completely free — paid for by advertisers and donations. I then 5000l into linux and connected the drive. Log in or Maxttor up. Yeah, I don’t really understand the where-with-alls of Linux’s fstab file. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

Not to say it is, but bear it in mind. Any idea how to resolve this error message?


I did download Maxtor’s PowerMax program and ran it, but it said something about not detecting a diskette or drive, so I closed and deleted it. Trying to do this on your own or through an uxb provider may lead to further damage to the drive, causing the permanent data loss. We tested the device by copying a mixed bag of some 51 files with a total size of 1GB, which took 2min 11sec.

Solved: Nonresponsive 80 gb Maxtor 5000LE

Dec 26, Messages: Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? You can also refer to the previous article for more detailed instructions. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. The most common causes are head crash and motor failure. My newer external drive was fine when I regained power, but I’ve not been able to open up my older external drive since. I tried the mount command with that syntax, and putting a record in fstab; both resulted in the error message.

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I end up having to do a hard reset of hsb machine and properly doing a Fuzz-check fsck when it comes back up. Welcome to Tech Support Guy!


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Knoppix also recognizes the drive as sda5 when booting off the knoppix cd but again will only work at usb1. That hack works OK 50000le windows but not linux. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.

Based upon my experience, the factory partition and format is not compatible with linux. Windows writes partition info in the mbr differently than linux. Also, the 32GB limitation is puzzling. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

I think your in the same boat I was in before I ysb i. A snazzy stand is provided in the box contents and ensures a small footprint when the unit is placed upright. Everything has worked fine ever since. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.