Solved

Hard Drive Toast?

Posted on 1998-12-20
3
199 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
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...
0
Comment
Question by:chess
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 100 total points
ID: 1131320
-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.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1131321
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!
0
 

Author Comment

by:chess
ID: 1131322
Thanks Jhance.....
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Sky and freeview box 3 47
Thoughts on PC Doctor 11 62
Server can not boot up 10 57
4AM EST time need help, laptop will not boot-up 49 72
The Rasberry PI is a low cost piece of hardware that you can have a lot of fun with through experimenting and building/working on projects like media players, running a low cost computer, build data loggers etc. - see: https://www.raspberrypi.org
A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning …
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question