After that I been trying to remove the partition with fdisk for linux first. I remove the partition and add a new one but after reboot its still the old partition there. I done the same with fdisk for dos with the same result (and no I havent forgotten to save what I have done first). I also did fdisk /mbr from dos. I tried write the whole drive with 0's with dd in linux, but the data is still all there when im done. I also tried to low level format this drive with Maxtors hard drive tools. I also ran all the checks it had and it checked through fine.
During all these things I have done I have never received an error message that could give me a reason whats wrong, but yesterday I installed Windows and tried to format it from there. It went through the whole format process to the end and it said cant finish format. Then I had partition magic which I used to remove the partition and writing a new one. This time when creating the partition it gave me this error: Error #1500 Bad boot signature byte.
It seems to me that it would be a boot sector problem but I am not sure. Could it be a boot sector virus causing this. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this or is it probably that the hard drive is broken and nothing can be done about it?