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How do I create a partition for my Maxtor One Touch external harddrive

Last response: in Storage
September 21, 2009 11:12:17 PM

I've had my Maxtor One Touch for about a year now. Suddenly it is saying I need to create a partician (I have no idea what that is) but when I click for it to format I get the message "Partition Creation Failed". Also the Maxtor will not open so I don't know if all my records are gone or not. Can anyone help me?
a b G Storage
September 22, 2009 5:11:38 AM

It looks as if your drive has failed, no doubt the warranty has also expired, but check anyway.
There is a small chance that the fault lies with a connection or cable and the drive itself is ok.
You would need to remove it from the case and connect it internaly if it's a desktop pc, or if it's a laptop get a powered adptor or another case to connect it via usb.
Here is an article you can read about partitions, I won't duplicate web content: