Hard Drive Problem with maxtor

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by autolycus, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. autolycus

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    I am trying to figure out why my friends MAXTOR DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB ATA/ 133 isn't working He as alot of music and home made videos on it. I installed it on my comp and bios reconizes it but when windows load screen comes up it fully loads but doesn't go into log in screen. I have put it on master, slave, put it on secondary channel as Slave and Master. I don't understand why bios see's it but the computer restarts just as it is about to go into the log in screen please help thanks alot....
     
  2. Kush

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    you cant put it on ur computer and boot from it because you both would have different hardware, (im assuming you are trying to boot from his hdd on ur pc)
     
  3. autolycus

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    No it is a storage drive accually
     
  4. Kush

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    try running maxtors diagnostic software
     
  5. autolycus

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    Yes I did I toggled the jumper on the hd it self and i put it on all ide channels as master slave and bios see's it but when it is plugged in windows load screen comes on and when it is just about ot go into log in it restarts it self
     
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    i said try using maxtors diagnostic software, not did u try using jumpers
     
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    Perhaps it is infected?
     
  9. LordOfLA

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    PEBKAC...

    Boot windows without the maxtor attached. Get maxtor's dos based diagnotic software and make a bootable floppy/cd with it.

    Boot off said floppy/cd with maxtor attached.

    Run diags.

    You'll know the problem in a few hours.
     
  10. omg its nlm

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    Is your primary drive ATA?
     
  11. Mainframeguy

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    do what Lord says - it is the only way you can ever win any arguement with him - and he's used the nasty acronym on you so you owe it to yourself now! :p
     
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    Lord is a meannie.
     
  13. autolycus

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    I ran the Diag tools from maxtor drive is fine it says everything checks out no bad sectors still does the same thing i am so confused
     
  14. LordOfLA

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    you need tofind a diffrent brand hard diskt to the one you use and install windows on it, then try booting it with the amxtor attached but with your original drive detached.

    The maxtor could be conflicting with yours and/or his other drives.
     
  15. Mainframeguy

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    well now - I hope Lords advice is sound - that's a hard road to follow for something like this - I'd add to that in case you are strapped for cash - assuming you can strip a backup from the drive, is it within RMA terms?
     
  16. Admiral Michael

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    what about power issues? It could be the extra HDD is pushing the PSU over the edge.

    What's the ratings on your power supply?
     
  17. LordOfLA

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    its a stretch to point at the psu in this case.

    I have a Quantum fireball that wont let my pc boot - but boots the server it came out of just fine - Hard disks can and do argue with other hard disks at times :)
     
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    Safest approach is to use a USB external drive enclosure when trying to recover data from a System disk. Enclosures are $25 or less and come in handy.

    Windows does not like to have 2 system disks in the computer running from the IDE controller. I have had it actually corrupt the install on both disks when they start arguing over who is in charge.
     
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    The USB enclosure sounds good I got a firewire one which should be fine and It is a Storage drive but i will see what happens thanks for all your input if this doesn't work it doesn't matter but thanks
     
  20. autolycus

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    The external firewire enclosure still didn't work it restarts the computer when we plug it in. So something is majorly wrong with the drive