need to delete a external maxtor one touch Tags: Maxtor Storage Last response: October 20, 2008 5:41 AM in Storage Share pat mcgroin October 14, 2008 12:46:39 AM I recently was given a Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus external drive. I managed to get Vista to recognize the drive as far as the drivers go but I am having trouble getting the drive to initialize. It is seen in disk managment as disk 1 (with 0 being the internal) and it says that it must be initialized. Ok got that but when I try it tells me that it is write protected. Now Im not after anyones secrets I am just looking for a way to format this drive. I read some where that Matrox will sell me the download but I was hoping someone else has come accross this and I can format regardless of the security. More about : delete external maxtor touch brig October 17, 2008 12:59:42 AM Hey I have the maxtor with the security on. I read the maxtor site and you just have to enter the serial number to get the software download. Through that you can format it. I think that is the silliest thing ever, but it seems that is the way its done. If you didn't get the cd with it, the software is there to download. pat mcgroin October 19, 2008 12:28:50 PM well I tried their support site and they sent me a bad link. Maybe someday their webmaster will read his email and fix the link. So I guess in the mean time I will have to try to find someone with the cd that will send it to me. Specifically I need the ot4plus.exe file Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Bolo_63 October 20, 2008 5:41:48 AM You might have some luck with the freeware lowlevel format tool from hddguru.com It recognizes my SCSI, ATA and USB drives. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPartition Maxtor One Touch External Hard disk ForumMy Maxtor One Touch 4 is nearly full. ForumUpgrade Maxtor One Touch external drive? ForumExternal hard drive maxtor one touch autorun ForumHow do I create a partition for my Maxtor One Touch external harddrive ForumI have maxtor one touch iii 1Terabyte. How do I reduce content to increase stora ForumMaxtor one touch iii problems ForumMaxtor one touch iii drive no longer accessible ForumMaxtor one touch 4 Lite 1TB replacement power adapter ForumWin7 not recognizing maxtor ext. 200gb one touch ForumMaxtor One Touch III Forummaxtor one touch and windows 2003 enterprise server ForumMaxtor one touch 500 gig hard drive, no power, not working. ForumMaxtor one touch 3 not being deetcted ForumIs Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini good for household? ForumDoes anyone know how to get stuff of a maxtor one touch external drive that will ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHow to make an internal HDD an external? ForumNeed help deciding on one of these hard drives ForumQuestion concerning external Hard Drives More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !