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    I been having HDD troubles lately. Earlyer today, I was installing Warcraft 3, when i got an error telling me the game couldnt be insatlled. I have two HDDs and I was installing to my Maxtor 40Gb 5400rpm. I went into my computer and the drive was even listed. I shut off computer and removed the molex, and plugged it in again. Booted back up went into bios and it was listed. When I got back into WInodws it was back on the list, so I ran HDD speed. The drive in question get an average of about 3.35mb of bandwidth and 3.35mb sequential. I havent any slower loading times... :? This has happend before with my main drive and windows crashed.. but this time with the drive. I updated my IDE controller drivers and everything running ok.. any ideas? should i get a new hard drive?
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    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm
    get that ^ from Maxtor's site and scan your HD to see whether it has problems or not. Also read the whole page for your own sake and to know what the utility does.
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    EDIT: I see what I have to do now, but I have no floppy :?
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    It is the correct program for testing your Maxtor hard drive. Not sure but I don't see any reason why you couldn't burn it to a cd instead of a floppy and boot from that to run the tests.
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