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I have a Seagate 1.7GB H/D running as master and a WD 850 slave. P166 w/DFI intel TX M/B, Win 98 Fat 32.

In the last day or two the Seagate drive is getting bad sectors. While working in Windows I'll get a blue screen saying unable to write to drive C:.
Yesterday i did scandisk in DOS, it recognized the sectors and said it fixed the problems.
Today I got a blue screen then later a lock up.
Ran scandisk and there appears to be more bad sectors.

-Is this a sign of the drive going?
-What can I do to fix it (if I can)
-Would low leveling help?
-Would warrenty cover something like this if still on.

thanks...
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-Is this a sign of the drive going?

Yes, this is a classic sign of impending drive failure.  Get any and all data you need off of this drive ASAP!!!!!  It's very likely that this problem will get worse.

-What can I do to fix it (if I can)
-Would low leveling help?

Probably not to each of these.  Generally this type of problem is being caused by a failing part.

-Would warrenty cover something like this if still on.

If it's still under warranty, you should take advantage of it.  Most Seagate drives come with 3yr warranty.  Remember, however, that they will not fix this drive.  They will send you another (rebuilt) drive.
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Again, let me stress.  If you have any data on this drive that you want to keep, get it off now while it's still working!  Even if you are successful with a low-level format, you will lose all of the data through that process!
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Thanks Jhance.....
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