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trusktr 11-10-2010 03:09 PM

At boot HD shows as "Maxtmr" instead of "Maxtor". Why????
 
When I boot my computer, i see a list of my storage devices. My Maxtor hard drive appears as "Maxtmr" instead of "Maxtor". Why might this be????

Screenshot:
http://bettafootwear.com/~/images/li...xtmr_thumb.jpg

neonsignal 11-10-2010 04:31 PM

If you are having other troubles with the drives too, then I would be suspicious of the IDE cable, and of the jumper settings of the drives (the WDC 120Gb and the Maxtor 80Gb).

If you physically remove the IDE cable from the WDC master, does the Maxtor slave still get misreported by the BIOS?

jefro 11-10-2010 10:10 PM

I'd guess that the chip on the HD is either damaged or was never correct. I doubt there is any problem with it. Might try maxtor or maxtmr diags.

unclejed613 11-14-2010 10:47 PM

i've seen drives report garbled ID info when they're conflicting with another drive, especially in CS mode. try jumpering one drive as master and the other as secondary and see if it clears it up

Soadyheid 11-16-2010 10:23 AM

Is this actually causing you problems or just a curiosity? If you're not having problems I wouldn't worry about it. Perhaps when the disk Vendor info was flashed to its control ROM it was misread? Maybe there's a bored guy in a disk factory who wanted to get a message out to the world and you need to find the other disks and put them in the right order to read it :D :D :D

Play Bonny! :hattip:

trusktr 05-20-2011 06:10 PM

Lol, thanks for the replies guys! SOrry it took long to reply myself. I've gotten rid of the drive anyways, so i guess its not a problem anymore. :D

trusktr 05-20-2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soadyheid (Post 4160806)
Is this actually causing you problems or just a curiosity? If you're not having problems I wouldn't worry about it. Perhaps when the disk Vendor info was flashed to its control ROM it was misread? Maybe there's a bored guy in a disk factory who wanted to get a message out to the world and you need to find the other disks and put them in the right order to read it :D :D :D

Play Bonny! :hattip:

Man, I wish I could find those hard drives! hehe


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