Can some please explain LBA error with Seagate Seatools

Posted on 2009-02-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Can someone please explain what an LBA error means using Seagate Seatools...
DST faied read element LBA= 6302198.
I ran chkdsk from the XP CD and  it appears to have repaired the problem (for now)
Prior to the repiar I was getting a BSD at the windows xp boot screen.
Is it likely to re occur?
Question by:MrHull
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    Expert Comment

    LBA is Logic Block Adress
    you can try running HDD regenerator on the drive, or spinrite; both will ensure the operational readyness :                                    HDD Regenerator                              Spinrite

    more info on LBA :
    read the 128 GB limit section

    Author Comment

    I was more intrested in what the error means ;-)
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    dst failed to read to read element with address LBA = 6302198    that is clear imho; or what don't you understand?    am i missing something ?
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    >> I was more interested in what the error means ;-)

    Faulty sector or cluster on hard disk that Seagate couldn't read.  Depending on what you've done either Seagate or chkdsk has replaced it with another sector/cluster or marked that area unusable.

    >> Is it likely to re occur?

    Don't know.  Hard disks will get faults on them.  You might get one or two with age.  You might not.  It's when they suddenly start spreading is the problem.  Just keep an eye on the disk and make sure all data is backed up elsewhere.

    Run the Seagate Tools a couple of times of year and see what happens.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the explination & Nobuss thanks for initial prompt response.

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