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I have a Maxtor 30Gb Model 5T0303H drive , I need slave jumper settings (diagram) to install as second drive in desktop...Please help Thanks John

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  • ebax4454 Aug 23, 2008

    the disk is not spinning it suddenly stops and cannot be read by the system pls. advice.



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HJOlive - here is the site that will help you with your slave settings:
and follow the instructions.

ebax4454 - does this happen when you start up or does it do this all the time? Can you hear it spin up when you first start the pc? Is this the only hard drive in your system? Do you have another drive that you can use to start your system so that you can access this drive to at least see if you can get the info off of it. Then, check and see if it's under warranty.

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Despite your question being posted here 5 days ago, I'll presume you still (and if not, then someone else will) need the answer ...

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