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Hi,
I'm recently building an old system just for the fun of it.
I pulled of an old Maxtor Athena IDE 20GB to hook up, but windows XP setup couldnt detect it, the BIOS does though.

I then hooked up the drive to my present rig (in my sig). It was detected in Bios as well as windows. The problem however is when I open Disk management, it tells me to Initialize the HDD. On doing so, I get an error saying" I/O error"

Is the drive dead? I can hear it spin up properly though.

Thanks
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Format it as NTFS. Make sure your system is not overclocked until you are finished installing Windows. Good luck!
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Hey stealth20,
I tried doing what you said, still same problem "I/O error!" .
Any more suggestions?
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Hook it up again to your sig rig and check its SMART readings with CrystalDiskInfo to see if it reports anything wrong

Can also try manufacturer's tools on the drive, since Maxtor isn't around... try WD's data lifeguard or Hitachi's drive fitness to see if you can write 0s/full format it. Or if you can use linux, do badblocks test and see what happens. The drive may be faulty.
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okay, looks like its dying. I tried seatools, and it failed everything! i'll look for another drive then. thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by Jonowxeno View Post
Hook it up again to your sig rig and check its SMART readings with CrystalDiskInfo to see if it reports anything wrong
HDTune is another tool that can reveal SMART info.

On my board with my SATA controller (SB850) CrystalDiskInfo just shows a blank screen - but HDTune Pro reads everything fine.


Yeah, I/O errors usually indicate a dying drive.
     
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