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 Post subject: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 27th, 2007, 2:53 
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Hi All,

I have a Maxtor hard disk with a firmware problem. It's detected in BIOS as Maxtor CALYPSO.
The disk sounds normal and does not make any unusual sounds.

I am using PC-3000 PCI for Windows With Data Extractor. Scanning the module table it appears 2 modules are unreadable. 1 of these is critical to restore the drive to be able to recover the data (this is my goal).

I believe the disk may have a bad sector or problem reading for this module. I have run the option in PC-3000 called 'SA Surface Verification' and have ticked 'reassign bad sectors by writing' but this has not helped. The results are below as well as a screenshot attached.

Any suggestions on what else to try?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Zed
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Applying SRV
SA writing test
Data writing
Data reading
Writing test finalized with error. Recovery is imposible.
SA surface verification
Zone Id ................................... 0
Start UBA ............................ 8
Size ................................. 1 500
8 ......................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89717/3/8
759 ....................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89718/3/375
760 ....................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89718/3/375
761 ....................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89718/3/375
Errors .................................... 4

Zone Id ................................... 1
Start UBA ............................ 1 508
Size ................................. 4 416
Errors .................................... 0

Zone Id ................................... 2
Start UBA ............................ 8 022
Size ................................. 4 800
Errors .................................... 0

Zone Id ................................... 3
Start UBA ............................ 12 822
Size ................................. 2 600
Errors .................................... 0

Zone Id ................................... 4
Start UBA ............................ 15 422
Size ................................. 400
Errors .................................... 0

Zone Id ................................... 5
Start UBA ............................ 5 924
Size ................................. 2 098
Errors .................................... 0

Zone Id ................................... 6
Start UBA ............................ 15 936
Size ................................. 1 500
15 936 .................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89758/3/192
16 682 .................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89760/3/170
16 683 .................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89760/3/170
Errors .................................... 3

Zone Id ................................... 7
Start UBA ............................ 17 436
Size ................................. 4 416
Errors .................................... 0

Zone Id ................................... 8
Start UBA ............................ 0
Size ................................. 8
8 ......................................... Maxtor techno command error. Command : 53. Code : 0111 C/H/S : 89717/3/8
Errors .................................... 1

Zone Id ................................... 9
Start UBA ............................ 44 904
Size ................................. 8
Errors .................................... 0

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 27th, 2007, 6:49 
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Hi ! normal capacity still undetected ? head map problem I think...Rewrite module #1F. Read again all modules and write back to SA.

I usually solve this problem using ISA. I don't know about PCI...

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 29th, 2007, 19:05 
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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 29th, 2007, 19:16 
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Smart Hot Swap better?

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 30th, 2007, 2:07 
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I don't know about Starling idea (HOT SWAP)....but it's probably better be done in PCI....which I don't have one....

As far as I can understand, UBA 8 error means in ISA this model will be detected in safe mode as Cyl -1 Head 8 and so on (this is module #1F damaged). SA write test usually failed.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 30th, 2007, 3:43 
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Try another loader because ROM loader is different to ROM SA. You must try HDD ID reading and if you only see a correct serial you can try start program. Of course the hdd must you have it in safe mode? No try star utilitar program if you don't see correct serial because adaptive reading-writing are false.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 30th, 2007, 10:40 
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Do you Try to start the drive whit correct LDR for that Drive?.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: August 30th, 2007, 11:00 
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In menu you have "create LDR" and after this star program with this corect loader.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: November 14th, 2007, 11:49 
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hi
help me
i use pc3k in win
but idont read and write rom ?
and i repair hdd maxtor 40gb n40p i up firmware but rom cs ?


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: November 29th, 2007, 4:48 
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hi;zed
IF is critical for the Hd recovery to get data back
as far as i say:
1 try to get a healthy identical one from the drive which has same mode, same capacity,same checksum,and overwrite then.
2 check the SA copy by running the other sa head and got a good 1F and overwrite .look,we may say the head you current operating is main one,and other heads working with the main one are secondary ,but they may have a sa copy too.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor Firmware Problem - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: November 29th, 2007, 19:13 
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1. Put the hdd in safe-mode
2. Star with loader YCRXXXXX in alternate SA
3. Save modules and loader
4. No need data..., Run->Selfscan


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