hard disk problem

I have a maxtor hard disk.
After i had deleted all the partitions
when i was trying to fdisk the hard disk I get a message
error reading fixed disk.
pskumar111898Asked:
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mark2150Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried FDISK /MBR ?

This is *undocumented* feature of FDISK program to initialize the Master Boot Record.

Use as last resort.

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vikiingCommented:
It sound as if BIOS settings were changed. ¿Have you checked that?.
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ORCCommented:
I the Bios are ok, go see the cables and make sure they are properly attached to the Hd and Board.
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rmarottaCommented:
Did you re-boot the machine after deleting the partitions?

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arunmCommented:
Did you reformat after deleting the partitions?

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esr0kCommented:
You have a Maxtor.
That is both the answer and the problem.


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speed_54Commented:
have you tried another hdd or the same maxtor in a different pc?
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ryansCommented:
Do you have a pentium system or 486?  For some reason was there something like MAXBLAST (or other hard drive BIOS overlay utility) used for the last setup?
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rbrCommented:
Pls give moro info about your system! CPU, size of hd, ....

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jamestthomasCommented:
I had to go to MAXTOR web site and download the low level formatter for my drive.  I did it (ee gads) and everything was fine after that.  Just a suggestion from an embattled one!
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j_powersCommented:
You also have Max Blast software with your drive. This contains a drive controller, so your machine cannot read drives over 540 megs if that capability is not there. I would suggest loading the Maxblast, and creating the partitions through there.


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j_powersCommented:
FDISK /MBR is NOT an option. Do not do it.
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rmarottaCommented:
This thread is getting awfully long without even one response from the questioner.
Pskumar, we need some feedback from you.
Ralph
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