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By badiceza ·
HI, MY PROBLEM IS THAT MY MAXTOR 49 GIG HARD DRIVE DOES NOT BOOT. THE ERROR GIVEN IS THAT A HARD DISK FAILURE.

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by scott.heath In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

Sounds like the hard drive failed. Might want to check Maxtor's site for any testing utils then contact them for warranty replacement.

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by badiceza In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

MAXTOR WEBSITE DOES NOT HAVE MY HARD DRIVE MODEL NUMBER.

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by fred07 In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

Hi, If it is a brand new HD you MUST format it before it can be seen by some bios. If this is in last post "no HD installed" or "HD failure" this is caused by above or actual complete failure of HD.
Hope this helps.

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by fred07 In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

Also on new HD the jumpers must be correctly set.

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by badiceza In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

HD FAILURE, CABLE IS PERFECT, POWER IS GIVEN AUTODETECT WORKS.

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by jmcorn01 In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

There are literally dozens of possible reasons for this error. Some are:
1) no power to the drive - see if the power connector is fully seated. Try switching to a different (known good) power connector
2) Ribbon cable failure - Make sure the ribbon cable is fully seated and/or try a different ribbon cable or the other connector on that ribbon cable
3) If you just installed this drive, there is a possibilty that one of the pins on the drive or motherboard is bent.
4) It is possible that the real failure is in the IDE controller on the motherboard chipset. Try the same drive in another system to determine if the problem is the drive or the motherboard.
4) although ATA is fully-defined now, early IDE devices did not always work together on a single ribbon cable because one pin (don't remember which one) was not always used for the same signal by all devices.

Bottom line - we can give you hundreds of suggestions but you need to isolate the problem and provide more info if youreally want meaningful suggestions.

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by badiceza In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

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by bukinusah In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

pls it was a ribbon cable,the ribbon cable was bad

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by badiceza In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

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by scott.heath In reply to HARD DISK FAILURE

You don't necessarily need to have your model number listed on their website. Some OEM drives aren't always listed. You can try any utils for a similar model to yours.

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