Re: hard drive problem

Re: hard drive problem

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Posted by Henry on January 04, 2002 at 09:35:55:

In Reply to: Re: hard drive problem posted by colin on January 04, 2002 at 02:27:08:

: Boot a floppy start disk and run scandisk, it sounds like a bad cluster, scandisk will flag it so its not used and you should be able to proceed.

Scandisk is a good idea, BUT scandisk WILL NOT RUN on an unformatted HDD.

Suggest that you download the HDD maker's diagnostic utility and run it. Quantum is now owned by Maxtor so you will need to use Maxtor's PowerMax/PowerDiag utility. Run the surface scanner if that is an option. HDD maker's diagnostic MAY replace the bad sector(s) with spare sectors - if not, you may need to replace the HDD.

Good Luck,

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