Re: Bad sectors keep appearing!

Re: Bad sectors keep appearing!

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Posted by Shan Alam on May 16, 2001 at 15:13:47:

In Reply to: Re: Bad sectors keep appearing! posted by Jon Weirmeir on March 21, 2001 at 17:44:13:

: I'd hate to be one to give bad news, but your hard drive is probably dying.

: Now would be a good time to make those backups you've always said you were going to do.

: Start budgeting for a new hard drive NOW.

: Maybe if you are lucky, you can transfer the data between drives with minimal loss.

: Once the drive kicks the bucket, vow never ever to use it again.

: Besides, a new drive will be faster and bigger.


: : Hi. I was hoping someone could help me with my problem.

: : Recently some bad sectors have appeared on my hard disk. Running scandisk to repair these problems cause my system to hang. I thus used Norton Disk Doctor. My system will hang too if I selected the Normal Surface Test mode. I selected Thorough Surface Scan and the bad sectors were found and labelled.

: : But a few days after more bad sectors appeared! So I ran Norton Disk Doctor again to repair these problems, leaving my computer to scan for 10+ hours.

: : The next day even more bad sectors were detected. Frustrated, I left my computer to scan for 10+ hours with NDD again and the bad sectors were labelled.

: : I didn't turn on my computer for 2 days. But today when I turned on my computer, bad sectors were detected again. This time I ran Norton Antivirus but didn't find any viruses on my system. I tried to ignore it but my system became very very very slow that it frustrated me even more.

: : What is wrong with my hard drive?
: : Someone please enlighten me.

: : Thank you.

Your hard disk head is physically touching the disk and causing problems. Get a new hard disk
install it. Install your operating system again.
Reboot your machine to check everything is ok. Now
use your old hard disk and change the jumper settings so it will be a slave disk. Install the
old disk and reboot your machine. This way you can
copy your data from the old disk into your new
disk. After you have done, remove the old disk.
hope this will help.


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