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Cant partition, format maxtor drive

Try to partition and format maxtor drive, get error message failed to write to sector 63 of disc, also failed to read from sector 107. tried to partition but so far unable. Tried different methods but no luck. what software will help correct this problem. drive has not been used.
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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 11, 2010

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Connect drive to be formatted as slave.
to check if your windows sees the drive and is it active go to your desktop and right click on my computer -> manage -> Disk management.
You should see something like the picture below:
Your first disk will be Disk0 and 2nd disk will be Disk1 If you cant see Disk1 then the drive is faulty OR not connected properly make sure the drive is working with cables attached.
Listen if the drive spins.
If it doesnt then something is wrong.
If you can see the drive there then you might not have made any partitions onto it. You can make new paritions to the disk right there, right click on your disk1(your 2nd hdd) and create a new partition.
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Hi
try disk manger software or dos comand FDISK to format all partition and then delete it

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If that's a brand new drive, I'd send it straight back for replacement. That shouldn't happen. Sure, you can probably use a utility to try recovering it - but that will probably result in "sparing", the drive using spare tracks at the far end of the disc to replace the faulty one, slowly it down tremendously. And that assumes it can actually "spare" track 0 which I doubt :{

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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