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Corrupting hard disk

Posted on 1998-07-15
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I keep getting bad sectors on my harddisk which cause a program to crash.  It then runs scandisk on restarting the computer.  It usually finds 3 or 4 bad sectors which are always contain parts of the windos swap file.  I now have at least 60 bad sectors - any ideas, advice?  I'm running Windows 95 on a 486 DX 2 with 20MB RAM & 50 MB free hard disk space
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As quickly as you can, perform a backup of anything you want to keep.  Your hard drive is failing and you will need to replace it.  Get you data off while it is still limping.
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Should this happen with a 3 year old PC ? (a Gateway 2000) Is it unusual + are Gateway 2000 liable?
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