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HDD firmware problem.

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January 20, 2012 9:23:55 PM

I tried to update my HDD firmwareto version CC3D ( Maxtor diamondmax 23 500gb STM3500418AS ) .
Using this update ( ) in the middle of the update my computer freezed, after waiting for half an hour i decided to restart my computer. After that it would not find the HDD. After multiple restarts it found the HDD and now it sometimes boots up and sometimes not, is there a way to get the old firmware back or fixing this problem?

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a b G Storage
January 20, 2012 9:48:07 PM

Try downloading and burning the bootable CD image about 1/2-way down the link you posted. Burn it to a CD, then set your optical drive as the first boot device in BIOS - this should cause the system to POST, and then boot to the CD. Let it run, and follow any instructions that appear on the screen during the update - do not turn off the power until it is complete.
January 21, 2012 9:41:44 AM

I tried that, but its only for mac and linux so it didnt work.
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a b G Storage
January 21, 2012 11:56:13 AM

+1 to treefrog07

Did you realy try making the bootable CD? I know it is listed as for linux or non windows but it's a bootable CD. It should update the firmware without any problems.
January 21, 2012 11:57:16 AM

I made a bootable USB, it booted up and then sai no GLDR found or something like that
a b G Storage
January 21, 2012 11:59:05 AM

I would make a bootable cd.
January 21, 2012 11:59:29 AM

Is there a diffrence`?
a b G Storage
January 21, 2012 12:54:43 PM

the error you refer to sounds like you did not make the bootable USB flash drive properly.