understanding disk errors
Posted on 2004-04-27
Some client brought me computer (p4, win xp) with the following problem:
The electricity in his house turned off suddenly,
the next time he turned on his computer, just before
the win xp logon screen the machine restarted.
SInce then every time he tried to load the win xp,
before getting the log on screen the computer restarts
over and over again.
I ran powerMax utility (maxtor hard drive diagnostic utility) which gave
some fatal error. Power max was unable to fix the problem
and it reffered me to maxtor web site,
On maxtor web site it was written than such errors code can not
be fixed and the hard drive must be replaced...
I tried to run the win xp recovery console chkdsk command,
and guess what?... it fixed the problem and now the computer works.
How could that be?? how can it be that maxtor diagnostic discs
can not fix problem which win xp recovery console did?
What can explain all this situation?
What actually is happening to a disc after electric shock?