Question about Maxtor MaxLine Plus II 7Y250MO 250 GB SATA Hard Drive
Not real sure about XP or Vista, but back with 98 you could do c:/fdisk /mbr to fix the boot sector, i believe that was the way. maybe a smarter person can tell you have to do it.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
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Offhand, it is possible that only the partition is damaged hence it is not recognized. Should this be true, try a file recovery program while it is attached to the external to USB adapter. While there are freewares on the net, I have had very very good success using GetDataBack. You can download a trial copy (there are 2 FAT & NTFS) and just see if it GetDataBack will be able to read the files inside the erring SATA drive. If not, then nothing much really could be done if it is a hardware error, but if yes, the files could be seen, then perhaps purchasing the recovery program or searching for a freeware version might just do the trick.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Restart your computer with the XP Setup disk in the CDROM drive. If you are prompted to press a key to start the computer from CDROM, do so quickly. Otherwise it may try to boot from the hard drive. After a few minutes, you'll see a prompt to press the R key to start the Recovery Console. When Recovery Console starts, it will prompt you to enter a number corresponding to the Windows XP installation that you need to repair. In most cases, you'll enter "1" (which will be the only choice). If you press ENTER without typing a number, Recovery Console will quit and restart your computer. Enter your Administrator password. If you don't enter the correct password, you cannot continue. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type fixmbr and then verify that you want to proceed. Your damaged MBR will be replaced with a shiny new one, and you should then be able to boot your system normally. In some cases, you may need to repair the boot sector in addition to the MBR. If your system still doesn't boot properly, repeat the steps above, but issue the fixboot command instead. Hope this helps
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