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Got an old MAXTOR 71640 given to me that I need jumper settings for. At one point I was able to get Win.XP Pro to identify it and even tell me how small it is but couldn't format it

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Aint fixed. After reading, re reading, trying what I read and then reading it again, I left Maxtors site with the same question. I mean, I have spent all night trying one combination or another out of those 10 pins! It only being 512 MB (according to the one time boot up did read it), It's not large enough for my Windows XP pro and thought to make it external for some MP3 music but can't figure out how. Not even with this old computer!!!
If this wasn't my first build, I wouldn't even try. Thing is, I got dreams and want to learn so that I understand how this all works BEFORE I build those dreams (either an Asus M2N-SLI Wi-Fi w/6400 Anthilon or MSI K9A2 Platinum w/Phenom 9600). Already have the case and a few extras to start my project but before I go spending the big bucks, This Intel CA810 is my learning tool. Being new with computers and all, I put this thing together from several and hundreds of hours using it...I'm hooked !
As for purchasing support, not this week. Rents due. Not sure a product that's pre-2000 and so small of storage would be worthy of selling let alone giving it away. Hey, maybe thats the problem, It came out of a GateWay!!! Not to knock em but they dont interchange very well I noticed.

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