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Hey, my main rig, the rig in my sig just failed.... It seems that the hd that I use for windows has corrupted itself or something. I cant partion it, nor re-format it. Is it done or is there some other way to save it. The files that I use aren't on that drive so I am ok there right? All I had on that hd was windows xp.

Is it dead or can I somehow save it? I tried putting the windows xp cd back in but it wouldn't reformat or anything. Please help.
 

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update: now after shutting my rig off for about 5 minutes and trying to boot from my hd, it somehow thinks im booting from my floppy and is skipping my hd....

On the bootlist I have HD as #1 and then I have the other two disabled atm, but it still goes to my floppy drive for some reason.

Now I put on the bootlist HD as #1 and then CD as #2 with the xp cd in there, and it still skips to my floppy drive for some reason.
 

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I would suggest dealing with Maxtor directly. Newegg will likely make you pay for the return shipping, while Maxtor will pay for that. You'll have to download and run some diagnostic utilities from Maxtor's website in order to generate an RMA with them. Follow the procedure's they dictate on their website for returning an item.
 
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Go into the recovery console and type "chkdsk /r"
 

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Take the old drive out... It could be so effed up that it's causing the other one to not be read. I've seen this happen before.
 

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Ok I found the problem and everythings alright now, basicly I had bagties for wiremanagement and it was a little tight, and apparently snapped, and fell into the other harddrive somehow as I found a peice of plastic broken off inside the other hd. The secondary hard drive still works but I had to tape the connector to the hd because part of the connection was the part that fell (I have the secondary HD over the primary HD in my HD rack).
 
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