one [from floppy]give the same message and WD immediately sent me an RMA number to get the drive replaced [repaired]. Apparently that is a failure indication to them in some cases.
W2K SP4 ASUS P4B533 MOBO - current BIOS and MOBO drivers. MOBO supports LBA drives > 137GB.
I replaced a secondary Master Maxtor with a new WD 250GB also as secondary master (on same cable with CDRW). I used Partition Magic 8.0 to format the 250G as two partitions of approximately 125G (D (125G) & F (118.1G)). The primary drive is a Maxtor 80G as C (12G) and E (61G). They are formatted as NTFS.
The formatting of D went without incident. The formatting of F encountered cluster errors of about 25% of that partition yielding approx. 86G free space, with the remainder showing up as used (assumed locked out).
In an attempt to decide what the problem was I tried to load the Western Digital windows diagnostics (version 11.1) and encountered the following error (repeatedly).
ERROR - The Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005), Click on OK to terminate the application.
I used both the CDROM version and downloaded one from the web site.
Any thoughts on the load error for the diagnostics?
I have built a diagnostics floppy but have not yet run the diagnostics from the floppy. Any other general ideas / thoughts would be appreciated. I want to run the diagnostics before returning the drive.