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My PC (Compaq Deskpro)keeps shutting down and then it tells me something is wrong so i ran a disk testand it had a   B   on a cluster  mean ing bad  so then i  disfragmenting it and it didnt help i ran a compaq test on windows 2.20 and it said erroe in hard drive1 the proctection  system fail error number 017037001  and a error code 066004001  if them number mean any thing to you  if you know anything about what is just tried to explain  so i can fight with the tech at the repair place cause im tried of them not fixing it.

jithu

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by:davids8
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Run scandisk FULL.  This will look at all the clustes on the disk as well as a surface scan.  It will fix the errors for you.
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Sorry to tell you that if your HDD is starting to get bad blocks it is on the way out. I suggest you replace it. At the very least you should have a backup copy of all of your work files. If the FAT sector goes bad you have lost the lot (pretty much).

Bad blocks are physical damage to surface making stable storage of data impossible.

I recommend you get a good system utilities program eg Norton's Utilities (be careful with just clicking OK). I find regular cleanup of the registry and defragmenting HDD keeps things working well.
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by:andysalih
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rswan agreed.

this is physical damage to your hard drive if you continue to risk using the HDD you may write something to the disk which crosses a bad sector. you will have no chance of fully recovering this data.

new hard drives are about fifty to sixty pounds for a 10.2gig if not larger.

it will be worth the investment

cheers
Andy
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