[Help] Maxor External 500GB

My External has decided to start ticking?
I cannot access the data on it at all...
I was wondering whether I could as I would like to save as much as possible?
Before I possibly return it or replace it.
There is alot of important data on there =/
I cannot access it via My computer or such ways and when I plug the hard drive in, It seems to just lag/freeze the computer and when I unplug the external it seems to all work again.

Any help would be nice =]
Thank you in advance

-Clive
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  1. have you sorted your problem out yet?. I have wimilar issue.
  2. I just bought a maxtor 500gb external harddrive . I plugged it in yesterday morning and saved all my music documents photos and movies on it. i also backed up to it. before going to bed i switched off my pc without removing the usb cable or ejecting the maxtor harddrive.

    When i switched my pc on this morning i could not get into my maxtor harddrive. Windows says it needs formating it shows as 0gb and a different drive letter G instead of H like it was yesterday

    Please help i dont know whats happened?

    Why cant i get into it?

    Has it all been erased?

    Why does it say i have to format my maxtor drive?

    Please someone help this isnt fair its only a day old.

    .......... :( .........thank you

    elaine_victor_wwjd[at]yahoo.co.uk
  3. I just bought a maxtor 500gb external harddrive . I plugged it in yesterday morning and saved all my music documents photos and movies on it. i also backed up to it. before going to bed i switched off my pc without removing the usb cable or ejecting the maxtor harddrive.

    When i switched my pc on this morning i could not get into my maxtor harddrive. Windows says it needs formating it shows as 0gb and a different drive letter G instead of H like it was yesterday

    Please help i dont know whats happened?

    Why cant i get into it?

    Has it all been erased?

    Why does it say i have to format my maxtor drive?

    Please someone help this isnt fair its only a day old.

    .......... :( .........thank you

    elaine_victor_wwjd[at]yahoo.co.uk
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