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Old 02-09-03, 03:58 PM
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Looking for some Help to A bunch of Questions

I'm looking for any kind of help here
--and thanks in advance to everyone--

I have a compusa brand Maxtor HD 60GB 7200 with bad sectors on it. I have run Scandisk, Fdisk, and formatted and reformatted the drive several times with no success. Can anyone help me out here? What should I do/be doing?

I've read that 3ds Max 5 only supports 2000 and XP, anyone know if this is true or not?


If I were to buy a new computer especially for 3ds max, should I be looking at the Xeon processor? Perhaps a dual? Or dual Xeon?
Is there an advantage to having dual slower (2 gig) or a single faster (2.4 or 2.6)?
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Re: Looking for some Help to A bunch of Questions

Originally posted by mvolwitzer
I have a compusa brand Maxtor HD 60GB 7200 with bad sectors on it. I have run Scandisk, Fdisk, and formatted and reformatted the drive several times with no success. Can anyone help me out here? What should I do/be doing?
claim a warranty replacement in the Drive. When IDE drives show bad sectors, it is time to replace them. Maxtor has a utility that MIGHT help an dit worth a shot before you hassle with a warranty replacement.

http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm

Pick the drive model number (or one with simialr specs) pick diagnostics on the next screen, then download somthing called Powermax and run it on the drive. I forget the option you want exactly, but it is the one that says it will destroy all data on the drive.

Originally posted by mvolwitzer
I've read that 3ds Max 5 only supports 2000 and XP, anyone know if this is true or not?


If I were to buy a new computer especially for 3ds max, should I be looking at the Xeon processor? Perhaps a dual? Or dual Xeon?
Is there an advantage to having dual slower (2 gig) or a single faster (2.4 or 2.6)?

http://www.discreet.com/docs/product...5_techspec.pdf

The specs are on the last page, I would say dual Xeon is the right way to go, with at least 1 gig of ram.

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