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Solved: Maxtor Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Airesz, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. Airesz

    Airesz Thread Starter

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    I am having an issue with a Maxtor Model Number 92739U6 hard drive. I have just finished formatting and installing windows xp home edition. Everything was going ok until I restarted the computer.

    First right after I restarted the computer I got an error message A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+Del.

    I was unsure what caused this error message so I started to research this issue on Maxtor’s website and they advised me to use fdisk /mbr to repair the error. I did that and restarted the computer.

    Same Error….

    The thing I can’t figure out is why I am able to boot right to windows using a boot disk.

    Can anyone tell me what I should do next?

    What would I have to get windows to load without a boot disk?
     
  2. paulb100

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    It sounds like the boot sector of the hard drive is corrupt....
    Maybe you should try another reinstall
     
  3. Airesz

    Airesz Thread Starter

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    Can you explain why I can boot with a boot disk in the A:\ drive?
     
  4. Curly

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    Because it is using your floppy to boot instead of the HDD.

    Get to the C: prompt and type:
    chkdsk /r

    You may also try running Maxtor's PowerMax utility, which is available on their website.
     
  5. paulb100

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    is the BIOS boot order correct..?
    it should be set to boot (assuming you have only 1 drive and 1 partition)...
    D:
    C:
    A:
    USB
    LAN

    If there is no CD/DVD in the drive then it boots from C: (Windows..)
     
  6. JohnWill

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    It's probably an error somewhere else on the disk. Did you download the Maxtor diagnostic utility and scan the whole disk?
     
  7. ozrom1e

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    Question - What version of Windows are you using that you can boot off one floppy?

    Some system spec's will be great if you can post them?
     
  8. Airesz

    Airesz Thread Starter

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    (Solved) Low Level Format
     
  9. JohnWill

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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.
     
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