View Full Version : J: not accessible. Parameter is incorrect.

22-01-2005, 02:09 PM
Hi, i recently brought a Maxtor 200 gig 7200rpm DiamondMax 9 SATA 6Y200MO, and partioned it useing the maxtor software into 2x 100gig partions, to find out that after copying files to one section of the partion they all got corruppted and now the hdd displays this message,

J: not accessible. Parameter is incorrect.

I am running windows xp pro with SP2 and i have a maxtor IDE 120gig hdd that runs fine as a solid partion, and i also have a maxtor 80gig that runs fine. I have also deleted the partions and remade them, to end up with the same problems. I have searched google and quite alot of ppl have had the same problem but i have found no solution. The motherboard is brand new.

How does one fix this problem??

Speedy Gonzales
22-01-2005, 02:38 PM
Did u format in NTFS??

25-01-2005, 11:52 PM
Yes the partions are in NTFS format. i also have 2cd rom drives.

Murray P
26-01-2005, 12:18 AM
What does the Maxtor disk diagnosis tool say?

Is this drive and it's partitions being seen the same in My Computer as in Disk Manager and in something like fdisk (boot to your XP CD and choose Console repair (or some such) once there type "/?" sans quotes for help.

Are you using Dynamic disks?

Cable and jumper setting ok?