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Problem with your new Maxtor?

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Senior Band Wagon Jumper
Jun 9, 2001
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
If anyone is having a problem with their new Maxtor drive. Run the Maxtor diagnostic program, availible here.
If you get any error code ending with " S57 ", there is nothing wrong with your drive. You just need to do a low level format, using the same program linked to above. The drive should then work as it's supposed to. This is straight from Maxtor's RMA dept. Just thought I'd mention it so some of you don't have to go through the pain in the arse of RMA'ing a perfectly good drive, and paying for the shipping, when this procedure is what Maxtor will do to the drive, before sending it right back to you.