MAXDIAG.TXT Driver File Contents (DeviceManager.zip)

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| Subject: |   Using Maxtor's Diagnostic (MAXDIAG.EXE) Utilities   |
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| Nr: |TN-9811-002 | Revision: | 02 | Date: |     10 May 1999      |
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| Model:   |  N/A  | Product:  |MAXDIAG.EXE | Version: |    1.09   |
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| Summary: |  Step by step procedure to perform hard drive         |
|          |  diagnostics via MAXDIAG.EXE.                         |
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| Disclaimer: |This Document is provided as is without any warranty|
|             |of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no     |
|             |event will MAXTOR CORPORATION be liable to you for  |
|             |any damages, including any loss of profit or        |
|             |savings, arising out of the use or inability to use |
|             |the information contained in this document. Maxtor  |
|             |Corporation makes no representations or warranties  |
|             |with respect to the contents hereof and specifically|
|             |disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability |
|             |or fitness for any particular purpose.              |
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|  The functionality of Maxtor utility programs are not affected   |
|  by the date (year). None of these programs use calendar dates,  |
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The MAXDIAG.EXE program is specifically designed for and is to be 
used ONLY with Maxtor IDE/AT hard drives. This program will perform 
non-destructive defect surface scans and if need be, low-level 
format the hard drive and restore the media to it's original 
factory format. The use of this software with other manufacturer's 
products is not authorized, the use of this application on other 
manufacturer's products may produce results that render the drive 
unusable. Use of this application with other manufacturer's products 
is entirely at the user's own risk.

! WARNING !: All data on the drive will be lost when using the 
             Write Scan option of this utility. Maxtor recommends
             backing up critical data and/or removing any other 
             hard drive(s) from the system before running this 
             utility.

NOTICE: The MAXDIAG.EXE program is provided as is without any 
        warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The 
        entire risk as to the quality and performance of the 
        program is with the user. In no event will MAXTOR 
        CORPORATION be liable to you for any damages, including 
        any loss of profit or savings, arising out of the use or 
        inability to use this software.

        Maxtor Corporation makes no representations or warranties 
        with respect to the contents hereof and specifically 
        disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or 
        fitness for any particular purpose.

NOTE:   The MAXDIAG.EXE utility is effective on all Maxtor 7000 
        series, CrystalMax, and DiamondMax IDE/EIDE hard drives 
        greater than or equal to 500 MB. Contact Maxtor Technical 
        Assistance (1-800-2MAXTOR option #1) for available 
        low-level format utilities/diagnostics for older Maxtor 
        products.

Purpose: The MAXDIAG.EXE utility is designed to perform diagnostic 
         read/write verifications on Maxtor hard drives, return 
         the surface of the media to manufacturing specifications 
         and format the hard drive as it was shipped from the 
         factory.

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MAXDIAG.EXE can be obtained from the following:

· MaxBlast Plus (version 1.1) and MaxBlast (version 9.08M) or higher
· Maxtor Utilities Diskette (MUD) version 6.0 or higher
· Maxtor's World Wide Web Site. Download the file named "HDDUTIL.EXE".

  NOTE: HDDUTIL.EXE is a self-extracting file containing the 
        MAXDIAG.EXE file. Please see "Extracting HDDUTIL.EXE" 
        for proper file extraction procedures.

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Extracting HDDUTIL.EXE

This file is compressed, and self-extracting. Prior to extraction, 
Maxtor recommends that user's copy HDDUTIL.EXE to a formatted, DOS 
(5.0 or higher), Windows 95, or Windows 98 3.5" floppy diskette.

1. Insert the floppy disk containing HDDUTIL.EXE in the appropriate 
   floppy disk drive and establish operations at that drive's DOS 
   prompt.

2. At the command prompt, type "HDDUTIL" and press the [Enter] key. 
   At this point, two files will be extracted to the floppy disk:
   · MAXDIAG.EXE - Maxtor's Diagnostic and Low Level Format Utility
   · MAXDIAG.TXT - Text file giving procedures to run MAXDIAG.EXE
     NOTE: MAXDIAG.TXT is this document.

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Technicians Overview:

The following is a brief synopsis for performing hard drive 
diagnostics via the MAXDIAG.EXE utility:

· Clean Boot the system to the "A:\>" prompt with a bootable DOS, 
  Windows 95 or Windows 98 system diskette.
  NOTE: This application cannot be executed under any Windows 
  (GUI) environment or the DOS command prompt window. The system 
  must be booted to the DOS command prompt!

· Insert the disk containing the downloaded file, MaxBlast Plus 
  (version 1.1 or higher), MaxBlast (version 9.08M  or higher) 
  or the Maxtor Utilities Diskette.

· If using the Maxtor Utilities Diskette, type "cd llfdiag\diags"
  and press the [Enter] key. After changing to the llfdiag\diags
  directory (or if the file was downloaded/obtained from 
  MaxBlast/MaxBlast Plus diskette), type "MAXDIAG" and press the 
  [Enter] key.

· Type "Y" to accept the conditions of the Maxtor Disclaimer.

· Review the "Handling Precautions" screen. After reviewing the 
  precautions, press any key to continue.

· Press the "Up" or the "Down" Arrow keys to move between the 
  Menu Options. Once an option is highlighted, press the [Enter] 
  key.  Press the [Esc] key or the [F3] key to abort the execution 
  of the MAXDIAG.EXE utility.

· From the Main Menu, highlight "Select Drive" and press the 
  [Enter] key. If the hard drive is on the Primary IDE Interface 
  Port, highlight Primary and press the [Enter] key. If the hard 
  drive is on the Secondary IDE Interface Port, highlight Secondary 
  and press the [Enter] key. If the hard drive is the Master on 
  the selected IDE Interface Port, highlight Master and press the 
  [Enter] key. If the hard drive is the Slave on the selected IDE 
  Interface Port, highlight Slave and press the [Enter] key.

· Highlight "Quick Test" and press the [Enter] key. Highlight 
  "Read Scan" and press the [Enter] key. Highlight "Write Scan" 
  and press the [Enter] key.
  ! WARNING !: All data on the drive will be lost when using the 
  Write Scan option of this utility. Maxtor recommends backing up 
  critical data and/or removing any other hard drive(s) from the 
  system before running this utility.

· Press the [Esc] key (or press the [F3] key) to exit the MAXDIAG 
  utility. This will return the user to the operating system's 
  command prompt.

                          OVERVIEW COMPLETE

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Step by Step Procedure:

The following is Step by Step procedure for performing hard drive 
diagnostics via the MAXDIAG.EXE utility:

1.  Clean Boot the system to the "A:\>" prompt with a bootable DOS, 
    Windows 95 or Windows 98 system diskette.
    NOTE: a Clean Boot is defined as booting to a system diskette 
    that loads no software drivers into memory.

2.  Insert the Maxtor Utility Diskette or the diskette containing 
    the downloaded files in the appropriate Floppy Disk Drive and 
    establish operations at that drive's DOS prompt.

3.  If using the Maxtor Utilities Diskette, type "cd llfdiag\diags" 
    and press the [Enter] key. The DOS prompt will change to 
    {drive}:llfdiag\diags>.
    NOTE: Skip step 3 if using the extracted files downloaded from 
    Maxtor's World Wide Web Site or executed from the 
    MaxBlast/MaxBlast Plus diskette.

4.  Type "MAXDIAG" and press the [Enter] key. This will:
    · execute the diagnostic program
    · display the Maxtor logo
    · display the Disclaimer Screen

5.  To accept the conditions of the Maxtor Disclaimer, type "Y" 
    and press the [Enter] key. Press any other key to abort the 
    execution of the MAXDIAG utility.

6.  Carefully review the Handling Precautions screen. Once the 
    Handling Precautions have been reviewed, press any key to 
    proceed to the Main Menu.

7.  At this point, the Maxtor HDD Diagnostic 1.09 menu will 
    appear on the screen. Press the "Up" or the "Down" Arrow keys to 
    move between the Menu Options. Once an option is highlighted, press 
    the [Enter] key.  Press the [Esc] key or press the [F3] key to 
    abort the execution of the MAXDIAG utility.

8.  Highlight "Select Drive" and press the [Enter] key.
    · If the hard drive is on the Primary IDE Interface Port,
      highlight Primary and press the [Enter] key. If the hard 
      drive is on the Secondary IDE Interface Port, highlight 
      Secondary and press the [Enter] key.
    · If the hard drive is the Master on the selected IDE Interface 
      Port, highlight Master and press the [Enter] key. If the hard 
      drive is the Slave on the selected IDE Interface Port, highlight
      Slave and press the [Enter] key.

9.  Highlight the "Quick Test" option and press the [Enter] key. The 
    "Quick Test" performs a short evaluation of the drive to verify 
    basic functionality. If the hard drive passes the "Quick Test", 
    proceed to the Step 10. The following will be displayed if the hard 
    drive fails the "Quick Test":
    This drive has failed one or more tests. If you do not have a recent 
    backup of the data, please do so now if possible.  Please call Maxtor 
    Customer Service at 1-800-262-9867, then choose option #2 for Customer 
    Service and make sure you tell the customer service representative 
    that the diagnostic software reported error code xxxxxx for a faster 
    replacement.
    NOTE: The "x" values will vary pending on the error code.

10. Highlight the "Read Scan" test option and press the [Enter] key. The 
    "Read Scan" test performs a non-destructive read verify across the entire
    selected drive. If the drive passes the "Read Scan" more than likely the 
    hard drive is functioning normally. However, Maxtor suggests that users 
    proceed to the Step 11 and perform the "Write Scan" test. The following 
    will be displayed if the hard drive fails the "Read Scan":
    This drive has failed one or more tests. If you do not have a recent 
    backup of the data, please do so now if possible.  Please call Maxtor 
    Customer Service at 1-800-262-9867, then choose option #2 for Customer 
    Service and make sure you tell the customer service representative 
    that the diagnostic software reported error code xxxxxx for a faster 
    replacement.
    NOTE: The "x" values will vary pending on the error code.
    ! WARNING !: All data will be lost when the "Write Scan" test is performed.
    Maxtor recommends that users backup any/all critical data and removing 
    other hard drives before proceeding to Step 11.

11. Highlight the "Write Scan" test option and press the [Enter] key. The 
    "Write Scan" test performs a data-destructive, write across the entire 
    selected drive. At this point, a read warning screen will appear on the 
    screen.

12. Type "YES" and press the [Enter] key to proceed with the "Write Scan" test.

13. If the hard drive passes the "Write Scan" test, the drive is returned to 
    factory specification. The following will be displayed if the hard drive 
    fails the "Read Scan":
    This drive has failed one or more tests. If you do not have a recent 
    backup of the data, please do so now if possible.  Please call Maxtor 
    Customer Service at 1-800-262-9867, then choose option #2 for Customer 
    Service and make sure you tell the customer service representative 
    that the diagnostic software reported error code xxxxxx for a faster 
    replacement.
    NOTE: The "x" values will vary pending on the error code.

14. Press the [Esc] key or press the [F3] key to exit the MAXDIAG 
    utility. This will return the system back to the DOS command prompt.
    NOTE: If the system does not return to the DOS Command Prompt:
    · Remove the Diskette containing the MAXDIAG.EXE utility 
      (e.g., MaxBlast/MaxBlast Plus).
    · Insert a bootable DOS, Windows 95 or Windows 98 System Diskette.
    · Reboot the system.

15. Partition and high level format the hard drive using the operating system.
    NOTE: This option is ONLY required if the Write Scan is performed on the 
    hard drive.
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