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Maxtor 40gb error reading disk

I tray make a partition use f disk and I make 3 partition after I format C disk was ok after I format D disk was also ok and I tray format E disk shows wrong comannd than I tray again format and delate all partition and message was ERROR READING DISK and every time I tray diffrent program to solve problem always see error readind disk somebody can HELP thank you .edwardo

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SOURCE: Can't format or create partition......

you can try an FDISK form a windows boot disk, but you may need to read up a little on how to use it. or maxtor has a program available on their web sit called powermax that can try to find & repair possible problems. powermax may be the best & easiest way to go. good luck.

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SOURCE: I can't format the maxtor 3200

you need to create a partition first, then format it.

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SOURCE: Maxtor III does not show on connected.

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SOURCE: Maxtor external harddisk recognition problem by pc

Hi Maxtarm,

It sounds like either the drive or enclosure is failing rather quickly.

The first and cheaper solution is to take the drive to your local computer shop and have the techs there move the harddrive into a new enclosure and test it. If it works in the new enclosure, you're done, but please take my advise and never rely on a single copy of your files. Always keep your important files in 2 or more places, on your computers hard drive, external drive and a backup to CD's or DVD's you can store in a firesafe or friends home is a good idea.

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Hope this helps Fixya,


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SOURCE: My Maxtor Athena 20GB hard disk is in error

delete the entire partition and do a quick format....
then do partition according to your requirement and try formatting...
if it still says error, then use any disk formatting utility like partition magic and try one more time....
still problem then you should take it back for replacement if it comes under warranty period....

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