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Old 11-10-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Question 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????

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Old 11-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 11-16-2010, 10:23 AM   #5
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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

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:10 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #7
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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

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


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