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    ive got a samsung on the way, so hopefully that will help, but im a bit worries that the maxtor might have permanently damaged something on the motherboard, because even a cmos clear doesnt make it boot from dvd, even with just the raptor atatched and not the maxtor.

    its good to know that other people are suffering too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    ive got a samsung on the way, so hopefully that will help, but im a bit worries that the maxtor might have permanently damaged something on the motherboard, because even a cmos clear doesnt make it boot from dvd, even with just the raptor atatched and not the maxtor.

    its good to know that other people are suffering too
    Im using a seagate 320gb on the board now and it works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Im using a seagate 320gb on the board now and it works fine.

    Brilliant

    i wonder if it is worth getting on to maxtor about it. It took them a long while to sort out the NF4 issues, so i wont hold my breath!

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    http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/m...i=&p_topview=1

    I have one of the listed drives -do you ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/m...i=&p_topview=1

    I have one of the listed drives -do you ?
    according to that page, no, but very close.

    mine is 6L250S0

    Code BACE1G10


    according to that page, affected models are 6L or 7L (6L250S0 mine) with codes BANC1G00, BANC1G10, BANC1G20 (BACE1G10 mine)

    so i dunno. i know this drive had a problem with my some nf4 boards, but it wasnt the not detecting thing, it used to cause a strange conflict with the pci-e bus, take it out and the conflict had gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamDigital View Post
    My maxblast does more, removes DDO, zeros, write MBR, etc, etc.
    Mine does too. Have you got the right version Clunk? It does alot more than just format. I would take the time to zero the drive if you can. Its helped me out in the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Mine does too. Have you got the right version Clunk? It does alot more than just format. I would take the time to zero the drive if you can. Its helped me out in the past
    Maybe its because its the maxblast 4 for windows? its just a basic version, setup, couple of utils (but not zeroing). anyway, floppy drive has arrived, ill see what i can do, if anything

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    There is an ISO CD/DVD version too mate
    I have done the zero'ing thing already (via maxblast) and didnt help me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    There is an ISO CD/DVD version too mate
    I have done the zero'ing thing already (via maxblast) and didnt help me

    ive got the iso thanks , but i cant boot from it, or anything else on cd, i think im gonna have to wait until tomorrow when the samsung drive comes. what a very annoying little problem

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    quick update. put a samsung sata 2 drive in there, still wouldnt boot, but this time the problem was ahci, so, set to ahci, booted ok using the UBCD or xp sp2, but wont boot with any of the vista discs i have, so thats something else to suss out.

    edit: the maxtor has finally dropped dead. i finally got the floppy working and the cd working and loaded up dban to wipe it and it made a cracking sound and died. only snag is, its under warranty from Aria, so might have a replacement by the time vista is out.
    Last edited by Clunk; 29-09-2006 at 01:57 AM.

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