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This is a signal that the read write head of the hard drive is about to stop working finally.

high-level formatting will not resolve this problem,pls prepare to change the hard drive(complete replacement)

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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My computer makes a loud noise,how can I fix this problem please?


there are a limited number of things that could be making noises. take off the cover of your computer and listen close when you start it. A fan would be the first thing i'de suspect. check them all- cpu fan- motherboard fan-videocard fan- powersupply fan.
I would also listen to the powersupply (rear top of computer)
only things left to check that could be making noise are the cd/dvd rom, floppy drive (both wont run without a disk in them) and your hard drive which would be the last one to make noise. the hard drive runs everytime your computer moves data, if it is getting loud, i would suggest backing up important files and shopping for a new one. Post again here if I can be of further assistance.
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My maxtor ext. hard drive 120 gb one touch, My dell laptop mod. inspiron 1525 can not read the maxtor. it gives me a code I/O problem. what do I do


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Maxtor hd makes alot of noise stoped working


Depending on the age of the computer or hard drive itself, the hard drive may still be under warranty. What I recommend is to call Maxtor and see if they can do a warranty replacement of the hard drive. It sounds as if this hard drive may have failed completely. It would be a good idea however to take the hard drive to a reputable computer repair shop in your town and see if they can recover any data you may need from the hard drive. They may charge a little bit to do it, but it may be the only way to save any data you may really need. If Maxtor sends you a new hard drive or if you buy a new one, you should be able to reinstall Windows or whatever operating system you have currently installed. If you made a recovery disk for your computer then you should be able to use it to install the operating system. If no disk, the computer repair shop may have a disk that can be used to install the operating system. They may want you to bring in the computer (as there is a sticker on it that has a product key for the operating system (if Microsoft, and if it is a factory built computer)). I hope that this information helps you. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

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I bought a Maxtor OneTouch4 Mini 160GB external hard drive. The rason being that I wanted to increase my hard drive capacity--My laptop is below 50 GBs now and I intend to be doing quite q lot of video...


I have a 320GB Maxtor OneTouch. I copied all of the software off of the Maxtor to my main drive then reformatted the Maxtor as a normal driv.

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I have a maxtor 6L080M0 hard drive that has crashed The return code is 7 Is there any way to fix this problem.


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According to Seagate the makers of Maxtor, you have a DiamondMax 10 (6L080M0). See below or click here

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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.

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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.




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    Whenever I use my Maxtor Onetouch 3 I have quite a loud whirring noise with it.


    This is probably normal, some hard drives are noisier than
    others, and the tend to get louder as they get older.

    The old Maxtor drives were very loud and quite unreliable,
    but I have not tested their new ones.
    (once burned, twice shy)

    Personally I prefer Seagate. I have 8 Seagate drives in a single
    machine including a RAID, and they perform very well.

    They are also much quieter than Western digital or Maxtor.

    Finally, whirring is OK, grinding is not. If it is louder than
    you feel comfortable with, erase is with a secure file wiper,
    such BC wipe by Best Crypt, and then take it back to where
    you bought it (give them hell)

    Also if the drive suddenly got a lot louder than it was before,
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    need to replace it before you loose all data on it.

    Also, if this is used only as a backup drive, as the manufacturer
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    Before turning of the power switch on the drive, though, make
    sure that Windows has completed and committed all the
    pending write-back cycles. Click on the green arrow on
    you task-bar /icon tray: and click "Safely Remove Drive"
    windows will then tell you when its safe to turn off the drive.

    Hope this helps, please rate my answers.

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    Jun 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Hdd maxtor


    Sorry about that last link. Go here..

    http://www.maxtor-hdd.narod.ru/

    Navigate to the larger chart in this page, and select the third link on the list. If you read across, it identifies itself as the hard drive you mentioned - Calypso family, 80GB.

    That will get you what you need.

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    You hard drive has drivers and was set to a different computer, thus enviroment. To make that hard drive work on your new computer - the Operating System will have to have a repair done to it - if you do a repair - you will not lose any docs or email, but, you will have to re-install programs to see the re-done Operating System, then you will have to load all the drivers that operate your new dell computer - if the new dell was not designed for XP and only vista - it will never read that Hard Drive till you install Vista on it.

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    The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is a portable hard drive, with USB interface.

    What you have to do is, just connect your Maxtor OneTouch 4 MiniT to the one end of USB cable, after that insert he other end to your laptop USB por.

    Wait for few moments your operating system will read your new connected portable hard drive.

    After that you can find a new drive letter in your My Computer, thats for your portable disk drive.

    thanks
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