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My computer is running very slow. So I ran test of my Maxtor 6Y160M0 hard drive using the computer's "PC-Doctor" software. The 'linear' test failed, giving me an error code the instructions said I should give to a technician. The code was 2811-201. When I reviewed the Log File from the test, I found an entry stating "Error reading block number 257199000 (of 320159385): Data error (cyclic redundancy check). What should I do?

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The drive is going bad
Try to format the Maxtor.
NOTE: obviously backup all important data to a removable drive or CD.
You will have to reinstall windows. so before doing this, make sure that you have the cd and Product key (usually on CD case).

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