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..a few days after install of Maxtor Ultra SATA 160GB Hard Drive...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrebean, May 31, 2004.

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  1. mrebean

    mrebean Thread Starter

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    worked fine for a few days, moving files and adding new ones. then i used norton ghost to clone my main hard drive to the new maxtor. after reboot the system was VERY SLOW to boot and run programs, and i noticed a clicking sound from the new drive.

    the drive is a maxtor ultra sata, and i used the maxtor sata/150 pci card to connect the drive.

    any suggestions on what went wrong?

    i uninstalled norton ghost and also reformatted the new maxtor drive, but the computer is still slow when it is connected. when i disconnect the drive, my computer runs fine.

    any help / or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. and hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend :)

    regards,

    jOe
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Clicking sounds and hard drives are always bad news.

    You might download the drive diagnostics from Maxtor's website, if you didn't get a floppy or cdrom with the drive. Test the drive and see what error reports pop up.
     
  3. mrebean

    mrebean Thread Starter

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    thank you for the welcome and the quick response :)

    when i have the new drive connected, it takes say ...mabye 5mins to get to the welcome screen once booted, and another couple mins each for other actions, so it becomes very fustrating to try to test it.

    i will give it a shot though. ive just been using the computer w/o the drive connected ever since the problem arose and i couldnt figure it out
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    5 minutes :eek:

    Definitely sounds like a failing hard drive to me............the good thing about the Maxtor diagnostic software, is that it works from dos mode. You put it on a floppy disk, then reboot (change bios boot order to floppy drive first) and then it will run some diagnostics on the drive.
     
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