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Trying to make a maxtor hard dive a master.

Cannot boot. "invalid Disk Drive." is the message I get while trying to boot using a good maxtor hard drive. I need it to recover data from another maxtor hard drive that won't load an os.

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You may try some maxtor hard drive file recovery program

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Try Maxtor hard drive data recovery software to help you get back lost data.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

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Use perfectly working computer. use software like recovery my file for recovering your data.

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type c:\fdisk /mbr
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