XP Scandisk hangs during chkdsk at 9%

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2008-05-30
Ran Dell diagnostics and it indicated that there were several drive errors of the following 2 types:
Result Code  Block  Desc
0f00-1344 21332171 Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected
0f00-1342 21332172 address not found

Note: Dell drives have a small non-dos partition, but I have never seen this cause a scan disk issue.

Is this recoverable... or is the drive trash?

Other info:
I got to this stage because I could not boot normally - black screen after windows logo
I could not boot into safe mode: hang after reaching file name apg440
I coudl not boot into vga mode: black screen

Saw the threads on apg440 (not encouraging) but also found that if I booted into safe mode and let the machine sit for 2 hours I could finally get a partial screen... reach the RUN window and invoke System Recovery.  This got me bootable again, but I was concerned and ran full diagnostics... this is where I got the disk error messages and attempted to fix with scandisk.
Question by:Tomster2

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    Will answer my own question.

    I have a Ghost image as well that I created after everything was installed and "pristine"... I tried to boot with the system recovery disk... that would not work either.

    So the drive is messed up, but the issue is, is it physically damaged or just confused.

    I used the Windows XP install disk, removed the partition, reinstalled the partition and then reinstalled Windows.   That went fine.

    I then ran scan disk.... that reported no errors.

    I loaded the Dell diagnostics and did a full test of the drive section... that also reported no errors.

    So the drive is physically fine...

    I am going to reload the Ghost image, and run scandisk and dell diagnostics again.  The problems started when I installed a new video driver... which was after the Ghost image was created.  Hopefully, that post Ghost change was the issue.

    Will find out shortly if I will be "very happy" or "not happy" or words to that effect that I can't use here.

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