Maxtor 4k040h2 just died?

The 40 gig maxtor in my dad's computer just up and died a few minutes ago. No appearant reason...left the computer, came back and the computer had restarted, and it would no longer recognize the hard drive. at all. It disappeared of the face of the motherboard...checked connections, everything seems fine. Have not yet tried it in another computer yet, but that is the next step....

Any ideas?

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  1. Is the drive motor spinning? Can you hear any power-up initialisation/calibration seeks when its turned on?

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  2. Hm, just tried it in my computer as a slave.....it was recognized in post, but windows would not boot....checking right now for spin up...

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  3. You can't expect that Windows will boot from that drive when windows was installed on it in another comp. If the mobos are not identical for those comps, you'll probably get the BSOD during windows boot, since chipset drivers etc. don't match.

    Put the drive as slave (as you did) but boot up the master as you normally do. Then test the drive.

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  4. the drive should at least spin up.. thats the first thing... but dont expect it to bood on a different computer, unless you select safe mode!

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  5. download max-blast from maxtor if you don't have the floppy people get with maxtor drives, boot with floppy in drive and see what it got to say. it will let you know and give you the error code you need when calling maxtor to have it replaced.

    also twice I got pooped drive running after managing to do a partition/format using their factory floppy, but that only work when it's not hardware problem.

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