|Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 12:28 am: |
When i scandisk a 2.1GB hdd .it gives a message
"Scandisk can no longer write to or read from sector 365 of
this drive's file allocation table.scandisk can't repair
this error because this part of the file system can't be
relocated to another section of your disk .You may need
to replace the disk."
|Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 2:11 am: |
did you think of useing defrag, try that if that does not work your hdd is knackered!
|Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 3:28 pm: |
i recently had a fat error happen when my daughter was online and everything just shut down.
couldn't get into windows, just the infamous blue screen.
it hung on scandisk and couldn't continue
it wouldn't complete fdisk, fdisk /mbr, or format
i gave up for the day
tried again the next day and for some reason fdisk took and i was able to get win98 installed
again. (crossed fingers here) haven't had any problems with it so far.
needless to say i was a bit put out at the thought of being out my biggest drive
|Posted on Friday, July 20, 2001 - 11:43 pm: |
i'VE TRIED ALL THE THINGS EVEN sEAGATE DISK MANAGER .iT STOPS AT 92% .
wHEN I DO LOW LEVEL FORMAT IT TAKES 4-5 DAYS,SO
I'VE TO STOPIT.
|Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2001 - 6:11 am: |
check at seagates site they have a "seatools" diagnostic utility, you can download a demo
see what comes of it. maybe it's fixable
i also recently found this link
the debug routine to clear the master boot record
i have several hard drives i'm going to try this on because i haven't been able to find a utility to low level format from the manufacturers. they are older drives, and i really have nothing to lose if it doesn't work. it's really just an experiment.
you probably should stick to the utilities made by seagate because they would be written specifically for their drives
but if alllll else fails and your disk is not under warranty and you think you really have nothing more to loose..........?????
i'm going to try this method after the weekend