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I have a 200GB maxtor that pisses me off
Maxblast v1x sees it and can work on it. Maxblast 3x doesn't even see it.
I can't see it from a command line
I can FDISK it somehow (seems to work) but it doesn't change anything
Scandisk doesn't see it
BIOS picks it up on boot but can't do anything with it
I can't load an OS on it
It works fine as a secondary, partition magic sees it, but it can't hold an OS

gay. That is all.

Does anyone know a good way to write zeros to a HD???

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I have a 200GB maxtor that pisses me off
Maxblast v1x sees it and can work on it. Maxblast 3x doesn't even see it.
I can't see it from a command line
I can FDISK it somehow (seems to work) but it doesn't change anything
Scandisk doesn't see it
BIOS picks it up on boot but can't do anything with it
I can't load an OS on it
It works fine as a secondary, partition magic sees it, but it can't hold an OS

gay. That is all.

Does anyone know a good way to write zeros to a HD???

Sounds like your jumpers are screwy for some reason. Sure they're correct?

And you don't write zeros to a drive.

And tell me why you would ever want a 200GB unit to house an OS. That's what a smaller, more replaceable drive is for. :)

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Sounds like your jumpers are screwy for some reason. Sure they're correct?

And you don't write zeros to a drive.

And tell me why you would ever want a 200GB unit to house an OS. That's what a smaller, more replaceable drive is for. :)

actually the maxtor tool claims that it writes zeros to the drive, instead of the usual format that just allocates the clusters for use again (says its ok to write data here and there). umm make sure that you use the software that came with your harddrive (i have maxtore 160GB drive) boot from the cd that came with it, and use the ghosting tool, or boot it alone as a master and install an OS that way.

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