maxtor hdd...errors and bad clusters.???

  AMD 4 ever 21:19 06 Apr 03

Hi recently I this hdd took about 1.5hrs to format a 40gb 5400rpm hdd. then it had problems reading data, no and then starts trying to fing hdd in bios. There is something strange going on, did a scandisk from dos and reported bad clusters, these were allocated to the 'sims' game. Could it be the game or more likely a hdd failure. everything backed up. I can send drive back just don't want the supplier to say it was my error or software related.

Any advise?

  LastChip 21:54 06 Apr 03

Download the diagnostic utility from the Maxtor site and run it. click here

It should tell you if your hard drive is faulty, or not!

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