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 Solvedmaxtor one touch iii external storage Forum Does anyone know how to get stuff of a maxtor one touch external drive that will Forum Maxtor one touch 4 no external drives selected Forum External hard drive maxtor one touch autorun Forum How do I create a partition for my Maxtor One Touch external harddrive Forum Upgrade Maxtor One Touch external drive? Forum Partition Maxtor One Touch External Hard disk Forum What driver do I need for a Maxtor 80G One Touch running Windows 7 Forum I need a Maxtor One Touch II Install Disc (Same as III) Forum Maxtor One Touch II Installation Disc Needed Forum SolvedMaxtor One Touch III Forum Maxtor One Touch 1TB, Can't detect Drive with XP, Vista and windows 8.1 Forum Maxtor One Touch 3 ticking Forum SolvedMy Maxtor One Touch 4 is nearly full. Forum Maxtor one touch 4 not always found Forum Maxtor 1 Touch External Hardrive Forum SolvedMaxtor one touch 4 Lite 1TB replacement power adapter Forum Maxtor 1000gb hdd one touch is not working. It won't connect to Windows 7 and the light at the front won't stop flashing. Forum Maxtor One Touch III Forum Maxtor one touch 4 mini backup failures and errors Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !