Whenever I turn on my computer, my Maxtor One Touch4 shows as "corrupted" in My Computer and cannot be accessed. After I unplug it for a few seconds and plug it back in, it is detected as a working HDD again by my new computer. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. When I ran the Maxtor diagnostic, it doesn't detect any problems even when the HDD is detected as "corrupted". Also, I noticed something weird. When I ran the Maxtor diagnostic, my HDD name was in asian characters and not "One Touch4 (E ." So, I don't know what's going on. If anyone can help, I would be truly grateful. Thanks.
Edit: Sometimes it just says it is not a recognized file system. Either way, the computer asks that I reformat the HDD.
I think your problem is with the Maxtor software, I have just gone through the Maxtor documentation and found it's only compatible with XP & Vista 32 bit only.
Try using it without the Maxtor software.
YEA! Fixed the problem! Okay, so I found out that my external HDD is recognized on start up whenever I turn on my computer AFTER I shut down my computer AND switch off the PSU. @_@ I don't understand why this happens. Whenver I restart/shut down and then turn the computer back on w/o turning off the PSU, the HDD is not recognized. So yea, (b^_^)b
Edit: It's too bad you can't select your own reply as the best answer.