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acesss a harddrive

can not access my maxtor 40.g hardrive. Because of the folling ARC firmware boot configuration problem. Did not proberly generate ARC name HAL and system paths. Also can not format or fdisk Hdd. All suggestion would be helpful. Thank you
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oiram1
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dimitryCommented:
You can create partitions and format your HD on different platform.
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NINECommented:
Do you have the startup disk that came with the drive?  Maxtor has some utilities to help lowlevel format your drive.  If you do not have their disk I believe you can download it from their website.

-NINE
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SunBowCommented:
I agree that you should decide on platform first.
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rickismeCommented:
Hi oiram1... go to www.maxtor.com and download Maxblast (v8 I think is the latest).  Just make the bootable floppy and boot from it.  Builtin drive diagnostics should solve your problem.  If that doesn't work you can always get Partition Magic v8.  It'll do anything!  If you find that you must clean the disk Iolo has free trail program called Drive Scrubber (GSA Approved) at www.iolo.ocm and it is the best I have ever found.  Good luck and God Bless, Rick.  
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