Hard disk problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dark_light, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    I have 40 GB segate harddisk. Since the last week or so it have gone realy slow. Also i have 5GB partition for xp. I have data of about 2GB in that partition but the OS says that its 4GB. I have checked and calculated all the data(Including recycle bin and i have disabled system restore) But still its not showing the free space that it should show.
    How can i check Harddisk for errors or lost space.i have tried to run disk defragment but it also closes after an error.
    What should i do
  2. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Try either right click your drive in "My Computer" properties/error check.
    This will force disc recheck on reboot.

    Or use the XP cd and boot into install/repair and choose option 1 to open c/windows........type: chkdsk /r ... for a longer but thorough check.(theres a space between the "k "and "stroke")