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gaftop1

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have a rarely used but out of warranty maxtor 120 gig hdd. did a check on it and it passed everything but failed bios. is there anything i can do other than throw it in the file 19 receptacle.
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crjdriver

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If the drive failed a diagnostic, you are really asking for data loss by using it. With the prices for drives sooo cheap, it makes no sense to use a failing drive.

To answer your question, there really is not anything you can do other than zero fill the drive and attempt another test.
 
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