harddrive went?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by monmusion, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    I got a 40 gig maxtor harddrive for xmas and recently it has been giving me problems. About a week ago, the partition table went, and I managed to reformat it only with Maxtor's maxblast. Then yesterday it did it again, and i cant reformat it, and i ran their diagnostic tools, and it gave me error messages. Its not making any funny noises or anything. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    What error message did you get when you ran the diagnostics?
     
  3. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    It gave me error code D2HS57 which i looked up on Maxtor's site, but that didnt help. The drive gets regconized in windows xp, as the correct size, i just can't reformat it.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Are you using the xp cd to do the format or some other way?