I recently inherited a new hard drive which came originally as a external unit. It’s a maxtor 250GB DiamondMax 10 drive that my friend gave me. When I installed the drive into my case and booted up for the first time, windows just hung and never started.
The drive shows up in the BIOS. I tried disconnecting all drives except my primary optical and the 250GB hard disk and using my windows install disk to delete whatever partions existed on the drive, but it did not work. The installer also froze. I did this because the drive was previously part of a mac os X system.
The drive does not make any bad noises. Is there any other way of trying to blank the drive if I cannot start windows? Is it shot?
Thanks in advance