What do you mean? If you do not have PC or the knowledge behind using it then you need to send your drive to a specialist. The bios detects the drive, but can’t load the system; also it should not be recognised as Athena but something else as before the problem. Regarding to set the jumpers to safe mode. I feel quite helpless. I don’t know of any user tools that will recover from an error of this type.

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Maxtor Athena or DX Yes, the jumpers are set as you describe Data recovery in such case involves removing platters from such musical drive in class clean room environment and transplanting them into matching donor.

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Maxtors are very vulnerable to overheating, power surges and bad power supply unit combined with power streak is usually enough to burn spindle motor controller chip on the logic board. I think u need more tool like PC to Update your firmware!.

I already scan it with hfr 3,0. Atthena and re-read the. If you intend on repairing the disk, be warned that you will very likely have many bad sectors after repair and is recommended NEVER to use disk for storage again!! I was at wit’s end trying to get this to work.


I mean, could it recover my data? I hope you guys can help me out. Belleville, Ontario, Canada Maxtors also well-known for their line of “musical” hard drives that have very high rate of bearings failures.

Then I decided to be more patient and did the same again and waited for min, still nothing happened. The same problem arises again and again.

20Gb IDE Maxtor detected as ATHENA

Error found maxttor fixed Checking table I just pushed enter as asked. I also got the same problem: Then this screen text immediately comes up as I push the enter button: If I am not mistaken, this failure is due to loss of firmware code on disk’s reserved system area.

It went Athene almost 2 years ago I think.

Want to enjoy less advertisements and more features? I was so unpatient with it that time that Arhena tried to shake and slap the harddrive to make it work. I found the software to load the firmware for the maxtor Athena in here: But like Edu Avila, I don’t know what to do with those file.


Should this occur the computer would reboot itself, you would normally notice acrid smoke and smell coming from your PC and when powered on the drive would not spin up at all. That is what I meant when I said that it would be cheaper to go buy another drive since they are so reasonably priced.

RAR just consists of many. Am Athna doing anything wrong?


So I just have to repair the firmware, isnt it? I burned another CD and printed out the. Good to hear that I am not the only one with the exact problem. Maxtor Athena or DX. I don’t wanna pay that much money if I am not guaranteed to get it fixed. I feel quite helpless. Can the pro version really fix my problem, anyone knows?

I unplugged all drives except my floppy