I recently received a replacement hard drive from the Maxtor Corporation for a drive which failed the S.M.A.R.T Test using the Maxtor Diagnoistic software. Upon receiving the new, replacement drive, I installed it and started the pc. To my surprise, I ran into some serious problems. Once odd thing I noticed was how the harddrive was identified by the BIOS. The screen showed the Primary Master ad Ed@t and a lot of $ and @ symbols where it displayed Maxtor and the model number. After all of the IDE devices where shown on the screen, I go an error message indicating the following: Primary master harddisk fail.
It is almost as if the replacement drive is also bad.
Or, could I possibly be doing something wrong?
Any suggestions and tips will certainly be appreciated on this one. I really do not know what directiion to go in.