Alright i messed around with the jumpers and still no luck. the info for my computer is not the same as the signature, i'm using a friends login. my computer is an 2600 xp, biostar motherboard, 768 mb ddr, a 10 gb maxtor, 120 gb western digital and the problem hard drive is a 120 gb maxtor diamond. the weird thing about the problem is that after i let my friend borrow it, it would work sporadically, which makes me think it wasnt dropped or damaged. I have no other ideas of what it could be. i've tried it on my raid card and on the mobo's ide's, but no luck either way. both the raid and mobo bios read it as only 31.4 too, so it's not just a windows problem. i have tried all jumper settings, and all different spots on the ide cable. i may end up calling maxtor and seeing what they can tell me, thanks though for everyone's ideas.
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