Solved

Hard Drive Toast?

Posted on 1998-12-20
3
200 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 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

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

696 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