From: Lucas Partridge on
Sorry to hear about all your problems (PCDaddy). Yes, I'd contacted
Maxtor too but they only responded once every 2 or 3 days - not often
enough when your only hard drive won't work and you can't use the
computer at all!

I was reluctant to buy a new controller because I'd wasted enough money
on the problem. If the controller hadn't worked I would have asked
Maxtor for a refund or an IDE replacement. I also recently got a Western
Digital drive for my boot drive (120 GB IDE) and that set up and worked
fine right away without any problems at all.