Maxtor HardDrive prob

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JJH35, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. JJH35

    JJH35 OSNN Addict

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    Ive got a maxtor 80 gig harddrive its been installed for around 3months. Yesterday i turned my comp on and it was draggin very badly. its used as a slave drive and now the drive doest read, and ive got at least 65gigs of stuff i need to get off of there, when i try to right click it laggs my comp badly what can i try to get the infomation off of that drive?
     
  2. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    Create the diagnostic (pwrdiag.exe) from the MaxBlast CRrom (it's not the same as the included floppy). Use the newly created floppy to test your drive. If you can't find the CDrom you can download it from Maxtor's site.
     
  3. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    if you have a spare 65 gig drive you should create an image of the drive for back-up using norton ghost

    or..
    better yet

    get ontrack easy-recovery
    it will let you restore parts of the drive to be stored on a smaller hd so you can burn it to cd and continue getting the rest

    http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecovery/

    cheers
    egghead