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testing a failing drive... how?

I thought perhaps the maxtor disk that came with my 120 GB doorstop might have some utility on it, but no. I don't want to boot up in XP for obvious reasons, so I am downloading Knoppix right now and hope that will lead to a solution.

I guess my end result will be to copy the failed disk to a new one, but I'd like to verify the cause of the failure first (or at least have an idea how bad it is).

How do you go about doing that?

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You'll need to download Maxtor's PowerMax diagnostic utility from their web site. This is a DOS-based utility. Install the suspect drive into your computer (disconnect your current Windows XP drive to be safe), boot your computer with a DOS boot disk, and run PowerMax. There are several tests to pick, and most are non-destructive. Sometimes PowerMax can repair the problems.

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Thanks for the tip - I wonder why Maxtor doesn't put that stuff on their install CD?

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