20 Most Recent HP/Maxtor 40GB 3.5 IDE/ATA Hard Drive (294932005) Questions & Answers

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A. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
B. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.

1. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
2. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present. (Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
3. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2 of the mother board mount firmly. (you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
4. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive. (you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
5. Power On your computer and press Delete or F2 to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10 save.
6. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
7. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management, so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.

Hopefully this information helps.
Feel free to ask, so I can clarify things.
Thank you for using FixYa.

HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011

click start click on my computer you will see your hard drive usually C: right click on it select properties you will see all used GB on your hard drive and all free space

hope this helps you

HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Jul 30, 2011

open the hard disc and just place it

HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

Would' nt a surface test with partition Wizard be sufficient ? It did help me .
Best regards .

HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011


If the drive is not getting detected in bios, either you have a cabling issue, firmware issue with bios or the drive has failed.

If the drive was working previously and you haven't updated the firmware since the drive is failed, jump to the end. Check to be sure all the cabling is seated firmly and all jumpers are set appropriately, if your not sure how please reply back with all details written on the drive and all the large print on your motherboard.if you're trying to install this drive on a new board, please reply with the large print on the board and I'll help determine if it even compatible with your board.

"The end" if we have already ruled out firmware and cabling or if the drive was previously working on this board and BIOS doesn't detect it, then the drive has failed. If there'snothing important on the drive replace it, a 40GB drive is worthless(cash value) these days. If on the other hand the drive is dead but did contain valuable files, reply back with your location(Country, State and City) and I will refer you to a nearby data recovery pro.

Hope this helps FixYa,


HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Oct 27, 2009

On some computers the output power of the USB ports is too low to drive the Ext. HDD.

Have you tried other USB ports on your computer?

Get yourself a powered USB hub and try that, borrow one if possible, if that works get one for yourself....

HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009

Hi, Below is an image of a Maxtor 3.5 HD settings as shown on the actual HD. If you are connecting 2 of them in a single IDE flat cable/strip, one must be master and the other must be slave. Jumper settings on the left is for master, the second is for slave. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

HP/Maxtor 40GB... | Answered on Sep 16, 2007

Run a good antivirus software, clean out junk files and cache files, make sure you have enough RAM 2GB minimum and more will be faster, check that your hard drive is healthy and not failing which will slow a laptop.
If none of these things helps, save your personal files to a thumb drive and reinstall a clean load of Win10.

HP Computers &... | Answered on Nov 23, 2020

Place your OS disc or USB into the respective slot and boot your computer.Follow the onscreen instructions if windows based or if MAC OS X press and hold Command, Option and R then hold whilst powering on until the globe appears on screen If Lynux insert DVD ROM and follow prompts.

HP Computers &... | Answered on Nov 20, 2020

Look on the Hp website for the correct drivers.

HP Computers &... | Answered on Nov 18, 2020

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HP Computers &... | Answered on Oct 31, 2020

awwww maaaaaaan never use that thing! It is nothing but trouble. If you need to reset your G4 get a repair/reinstall disk or flashdrive off eBay. Sets it up brand new for less then $15 if you look hard enough. Many uses too.
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HP Computers &... | Answered on Oct 29, 2020

you can recover lost files from computer with Asoftech Data Recovery program. here's the good guide

HP Computers &... | Answered on Sep 28, 2020

ever read the manual


page 128
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The imaging drum is incompatible with the printer, possibly due to a missing or damaged memory chip. Replace the imaging drum.

HP Computers &... | Answered on Sep 28, 2020

1. Download and Install Program on An Accessible Computer
Due to you're locked out of Windows, so, you need to download Windows Password Recovery tool and install it on a Windows or Mac computer to create a Windows password reset disk. There is a built-in installation guide from the program, so it's kind of easy to install it. Right-click desktop shortcut and run it as administrator
2. Make a Bootable Password Reset Disk (Take USB for Example)
A password reset disk is the tool we are going to use to reset the password of Windows computer. You have two options to create: one is by using USD drive and the other is with CD/DVD. USB driver is recommended in here because some of the modern computers don't have a stock DVD drive.
Insert your USB flash to computer and then select the USB drive from the drop-down list, make sure you've correctly selected the target USB driver, then click "Burn USB " to start to the burn the ISO images to your USB. It may takes a few minutes
3. Insert the USB Driver to Your HP Computer and Boot HP Computer from USB
Insert the USB reset disk to the computer which password is locked currently. In order to let this password recovery tool work, you have to change boot order in the BIOS setup and make USB as the first bootable device on that locked computer (HP).
Boot your computer and enter into BIOS settings by typing certain keyboard. This process is different from computer brands.
For HP laptop computer. Restart your HP computer and press ESC key to enter into startup menu when the computer starts. Then press F9 key to enter "Boot Device Options" and select Boot Manager. All the booting options will be displayed on that window. Then select USB hard rive as the first boot option by using up or down arrow key. Press Enter key to save the option. Or you can see HP support to set boot order.
4. Select Target Admin Account and Reset Password
Restart the locked computer(HP) and at this time Windows password reset tool will take into effect. Here is the screen after boot up. Select a Windows system from the upper section and choose a user account in next. In default, admin account is selected. Click "Reset Password" button, then a small window pops up to ask you if you want to reset the password of selected user. Click "Yes" to reset the password to blank.

HP Computers &... | Answered on Sep 09, 2020

HP uses the error 3f0 to indicate a problem with the Optane memory (Intel Rapid Storage) or hard drive. It could be an issue with the Boot configuration, missing or damaged system files on the drive or the boot record or Optane memory. You should test the hard drive with the HP Diagnostics test. Make sure that Legacy Boot support is disabled. Then in the BIOS tools, see if the BIOS sees the Optane memory. For desktops, see https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06101701 .

For a laptop, make sure that the drive cables (power and data) are fully seated. (Use appropriate tools to stay grounded relative to the system and look for the Maintenance and Service manual for your model.) See https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443463 for the full set of steps.

Note: accessing these tools before Windows boots can be difficult. I usually hit the appropriate function key multiple times starting immediately after turning on the computer. It can be hard to get the timing from a Restart on Windows 10 when fast boot is enabled.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(The solution might require replacing the hard drive and then restoring files from a good backup. I hope you have backups of your data.)

HP Computers &... | Answered on Aug 18, 2020

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