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I love the upgrade room those have. Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases I sure hope this 160 GB drive isn't trying to fail on me. Another quite common symptom Maxtor drives have is clicking, knocking or beeping sound. http://hcsprogramming.com/problems-with/problems-with-samsung-sp2504c-hard-drive.php

solved Hi I dropped a maxtor external hard drive, when connected it will show all the files but when clicking on them it wont display solved How do I configure a Warning! I will try the preliminary stuff first. What exactly would a low level format entail?

Should this occur the computer would reboot itself, you would normally notice acrid smoke and smell coming from your PC and when powered on the drive would not spin up at The 160 GB hard drive that seems to be where the issue is centered is not and never was my boot drive. They do go bad. or its affiliates Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you're not a robot.

  1. One of the 40 GBs is the boot disk and I keep pretty much only windows on it for when issues like this stuff occur that force me to recover my
  2. I would recommend you taking off that Maxtor 160 and try it on a friends PC or bring it to work.
  3. We have 30 of these drives at work.
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I have to try using ctrl+alt+delete to shut it down but most of the time have to hit the reset button on the computer. Use our customized search engine to search for Maxtor Hard Disk Drive drivers or search our entire driver archive to find the exact driver that fits your needs. All brands have their specific problems and there is nothing more reilable than regular backup. Thanks!

I bought a maxtor diamondmax 10 160gb sata maxtor 300gb sata hard drive solved 320GB or 160GB Hard drive for GAMING? Free Download >> PC Speed Up Detect and fix speed-reducing issues, so your PC can be as fast as new again. Data recovery in such case involves removing platters from such musical drive in class 100 clean room environment and transplanting them into matching donor. http://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/maxtor/160GB+SATA+150+HDD Another issue typical for Maxtor hard drives is damage to the components on the circuit board(PCB).

I looked it up, did some math and said "huh, how about" to myself. My current guess is something is messed up with the RAID and he'll probably have to start over. The drive spins up and the head starts clicking right from the beginning with a regular constant sound: . I'll see if it works in my girlfriend's computer.

Also, I had forgotten to set up the Promise/Raid configuration at the time of windows install but went into device manager later after windows was up and running and set it Intel Core2Duo (2.3Ghz) 4GB RAM 160GB Hard Drive windows 7 Home SATA HDD 160GB Failure - faulty drive seems to have repaired itself how? I'm beginning to wonder if the Raid/Promise stuff is set up right. I went back into the bios and changed it back to IDE mode and they showed up again.

The only 2 things I did differently when recovering than what I normally do is that I installed the Promise/Raid configuration AFTER recovery and I changed the defualt file system on http://hcsprogramming.com/problems-with/problems-with-dxdiag.php but I could get to the H: USB2 drive. Belleville, Ontario, Canada There is one more problem that is typical for all manufactured hard drives: bad sectors. Sep 26, 2006 #5 Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244 +234 I love Antec cases!

Thanks! Restore Order to Your Registry & Repair ActiveX Errors. If it doesn't then you know it's bad. Source but i was trying to install it as a slave on an xp machine...

Sep 26, 2006 #7 daddystabz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 99 Any ideas? by R. They are set with a Promise/Raid configuration as per my motherboard...an Asus P4C 800 Deluxe.

This all seemed to start after me recovering the system.

It is a 160GB SATA 150 HDD(by Maxtor). Heat = lots of current draw. I just a little while ago went in and was checking my settings in my bios. If it passes those do a chkdsk on it to make sure the file structure isn't screwed up.

Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2005 11:54 PM PDT In reply to: Problems installing Maxtor 160gb hard drive. Is there a guide to doing these low level formats or does anyone have a link to any place that can help me? have a peek here They are telling you the same thing, but they confuse everybody by using two different definitions of the term "GB" and quoting different answers.