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Maxtor 80GB Prime/Slave Fail.


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Dokkur

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Hi, my friend recently sent me a Maxtor 80GB IDE 7200 RPM HD, after plugging it in with the jumper set to cable select (while my primary Maxtor 15GB was set to Master) and more than likely I had the cables correct seeing as how my Windows still booted and the HD was detected.. Anyhow it needed to be formatted so I told windows to hit it with defaut NTFS and after about 15/20min. it failed with a could not complete error, so I hit it again with a 512 NTFS and after about 4 hours it did it to me again. After that I had a tiney error of some sort and reset BIOS to defaults and then it gave me a primary master fail error so after a day of messing around I figured the only way to boot up with both drives in there was to turn off the "boot other" in bios and here I am... hm.. I tried every version of PowerMax I could, and the other thingy they have, the ultimate boot disk.. and.. a bios update?.. Feel free to toss seemingly random idea's at me, my brain is toasted.

Win XP
Award BIOS 6PG
K7T Turbo 2 (latest BIOS)
Athlon XP 2600+ (MSI Lies new bios doesn't even know what a 2600+ is)
Geforce 2 MX/400
Yeh.. 80GB is my god..
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If the primary is set to master the secondary should be set to slave not CS, so try that to see if its any help

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thats a no go, i've even tried the hd limiting setting, but thx.
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Have you tried just the new 80gig. I had the same problem with HD i had been using for years of the same size. At first when i looked at all was fine it was running hotter than usual but nothing that bad. So i reinstalled windows reformatted worked fine for a while and then started to get lots of errors so i did another format the exact same thing happened to me as is happening with you. So 80gb HDs are cheap as chips so i bought another. When i went to install it my HD was leeking fluid! i was shocked to say the least i hadnt noticed before because the HD was in a rubber enclosure so i would give the HD a thourogh looking over and check it for abnormal heat.
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