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"surface test failure,HD about to fail?

By jazzbo54 ·
"surface test failure=HD is about to fail?


I just bought TuffTEST. pro, (tufftest.com )
it found a "surface test failure" on a MAXTOR 6L040J2 40 gig HD,I bought last december, what does that tell me, HD is about to fail?

the HD has beengiving me the blue screen of death,also IE 5,often crashes,i'm running K2000 pro,its a on a 450 megahertz AMD K6-2 ,and i'm a heavy user,use CD burner alot,on DSL,chat pgms etc ,on net 6hrs + /day

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by wlbowers In reply to "surface test failure,HD ...

As others have said. BACKUP WHAT YOU
DON'T WANT TO LOSE. NOW!!!!
Go to Maxtor site and download the test
software. I think it is calledc Max Blast. Run the
recertification test. If there is a problem you
will find it with this software. Youwill be asked
by Maxtor if you have used this to check your
drive.
BACKUP
BACKUP
BACKUP

Once a drive starts to lose blocks it is just a
matter of time.

Good Luck Lee

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