Maxtor is a company that builds hard drives. When one of Maxtor's hard drives are plugged into a computer and causes a "bad sector" message, it is repairable with a program called Chkdsk that is built into the Windows operating system. You will not have to spend any money to fix this problem and no data will be lost in the process.
1). Click the "Start" button at the bottom, left-hand corner of the screen.
2). Select "Computer." Right-click the Maxtor drive and click "Properties."
3). Click "Check now" under the "Tools" tab.
4). Select the "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" boxes. Click "Start." A screen will appear when the scan is done.