If the following determines you have hard drive failure then you may have to purchase a new HD. Follow what is recommended from the manufacturer below. READ EVERYTHING.
According to Seagate the makers of Maxtor, you have a DiamondMax 10 (6L080M0). See below or click here
My internal hard drive may be defective, how can I test it?
My internal hard disk drive may be defective, how can I test it?
How can I determine if the problem is with my system or with the hard drive?
It is necessary to run the SeaTools, SeaTools Enterprise, or SCSIMax diagnostic before contacting Technical Support 1.800.SEAGATE (1.800.732.4283) on an internal drive that may be defective.
For Seagate or Maxtor (or Quantum) ATA drives:
If this is a Seagate or Maxtor (or Quantum) ATA or SATA drive, please download the SeaTools
for DOS diagnostic to test it. If the drive is failing, the tests in SeaTools for DOS will indicate as such.
If the BIOS does not recognize the drive or the drive does not spin please reference Answer ID: 48
The operating system will not recognize a drive that is not formatted and partitioned. If you need help with formatting:
Windows 9x and ME reference Answer ID: 3076
Windows 2000 Answer ID: 880
Windows XP Answer ID: 3361
Windows Vista Answer ID: 3844
Macintosh Answer ID: 492
For Seagate SCSI drives:
Please download the SeaTools Enterprise Edition diagnostic.
For Maxtor (or Quantum) SCSI drives:
Please download the SCSIMax diagnostic.
SeaTools, SeaTools Enterprise, and SCSIMax will test your S.M.A.R.T-compliant ATA, SATA, or SCSI disk drive for media defects, perform a read test, physical head test and ensure the hard drive is functioning correctly.
If all the tests pass (no trouble found), the problem remains elsewhere in your system. Reconfirm all settings for hard drive jumpers, cables, and ATA, SATA, or SCSI controllers, and disk operating system. Consult your host controller documentation or system manufacturer for assistance with SCSI termination or ATA / SATA controller capabilities.