Hard Drive conundrums?!? Need high council.

Hard Drive conundrums?!? Need high council.


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Posted by GerryH. on October 09, 2001 at 23:58:12:

I'm trying to set up some HDD's pulled from (unix?)networked machines. They include 4 fujitsu ata33 ide's ranging from 3.2 to 4.3 gig, (all sound good), + one WD 4.3 gig ata33 ide. Am using a (utility machine)w/Soyo k7 MB, via, award, onboard i/o controller.

Run Fdisk large (32bit) w/single partitions, then try Format (from 98se startup/w utilities a: disk)...

HDD feedback's are all over the map!?! Sizes readout 1 to 2.5 gig. (2) won't format? WinDOS reports odd combinations of reasons why it quites trying to format them.

1 or 2 bad hard drives, bummer. But all 5 ?!! beginning to suspect something else going on.

Q: need good HDD utility that can do deep diagnostic's, scrub the drives, rewrite zero's - then try again clean. Does anyone know a (HDD) website where I can download needed [serious] HDD utilities?

Or, any clues to this strange behavior would be much appreciatd - till can gather some more data.

thanks,
Gerry


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