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I bought this hard drive with bad sectors.After I converted FAT to FAT32
S.M.A.R.T. says that drive is bad.I also get message "Track 0 bad or invalid media".
Is there anything I can do?How about low level format.Bios on my Pentium 166
does not have that utility,Can I use one
on an old machine from 1991?
Fujitsu co, say that it is safe to run low level format on their disks,but does it matter which utility I use?
Thanks.
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Question by:duvnjak
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by:SysExpert
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Yes, you can use any old utility you can find.
Do fdisk /mbr.
I doubt that you can expect results, but give it a try.
Try running Fdisk, delete all partitions and recreate them. Try formatting.
Go to the fijitsu site and see if they have a utility for their drives.
In any case, good luck !
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magarity earned 100 total points
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If this drive is new enough to be SMART capable, is it still under warranty?

Track 0 bad or invalid will NOT be solved with mere fdisk.
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by:frache
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Download On track disk go and reinstall your computer.

You can find this tool here ( fujitsu site) :

http://www.fcpa.com/cgi-bin/goFrames.cgi/support/su_driver_hd.html

In my opinion, you give a bad disk reference.
Fujitsu Models :
MPC3032AT 6,704 15 63 3.24 GB 6,335,280 3.24 GB
MPC3043AT 8,940 15 63 4.32 GB 8,448,300 4.32 GB
MPC3064AT 13,410 15 63 6.48 GB 12,672,450 6.48 GB
MPC3084AT 16,383 16 63 8.45 GB 16,514,064 8.45 GB
MPC3096AT 16,383 16 63 8.45 GB 19,038,256 9.74 GB
MPC3102AT 16,383 16 63 8.45 GB 20,000,536 10.2 GB
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