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Posted: April 10th, 2011, 11:36am Report to Moderator
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Can anyone explain why, when I tested my five different hard disks as slaves using the error checking option in properties on my xp pro based PC, all except my 160Gb maxtor drive had to be tested by a forced reboot. The 160Gb maxtor just let me select the two options namely automatically fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. I had done a complete format of the drives using ntfs prior to attempting to error check out these drives. It just seems strange that my maxtor drive behaves differently to the other four.
Any answers would be welcome.
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Posted: April 12th, 2011, 1:06pm Report to Moderator
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Many reasons............

I presume these are all IDE drives? Flat ribbon cable?

Popular reasons:
You selected the jumpers as "Cable Select".
Your "master" drive may have a jumper setting "slave present"
You may have inadvertently set the drives to "System".

NB. Windows surface scan for faulty sectors is not the best tool for this check.
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