Hard Drive Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FalseIdeasOfLove, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. FalseIdeasOfLove

    FalseIdeasOfLove Life In A Hospital

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    I am also having a problem with harddrives, I bought a 160GB Maxtor in Jan/Feb of this year, and I partitioned it to 3 different sizes. Anyways, recently I had formatted my PC and when I installed the new copy of Windows XP all of the files on one partition went bad and said I didn't have access to open them and such (administrative rights). So I went into Safe Mode to change these settings to allow me to use the files stored on that partition and when I came back to Windows XP in normal mode all the files were gone and the drive was empty and had full space. Overcoming my anger, a few days later I started using that partition to store files again, this time I got another error and had to format that partition. And now sometimes when I reboot my PC I get errors from that partition and I format it again, hoping it will fix it, but it only gives me the same error a few days later. Hopefully that all made sense and someone can help me!
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What is the error message you are getting?

    As for the first time it happened (bit late now) try this> Microsoft
     
  3. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I wish thinking, did you do a fdisk, then set each partition?
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    had similar thing hapen to me. if i find anything more out i will PM you
     
  5. FalseIdeasOfLove

    FalseIdeasOfLove Life In A Hospital

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    Hey, thanks for the info so far. Im not sure exactly what the error was, I do know something about check disk when I have the problem when I start up my PC. I also remember that when I had the problem the first time I wasn't able to access any of the files or folders, it gave me some sort of error, sorry I can't be anymore explainitory.

    By the way, I followed that Microsoft tutorial the first time and all that resulted in it was me losing everything on that partition.

    About this fdisk and set partitions thing, would I end up losing all my files on the other 2 partitions by chance?
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I asked if you had!
     
  7. FalseIdeasOfLove

    FalseIdeasOfLove Life In A Hospital

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    Oh, sorry, I had read that wrong haha. No, I didn't fdisk and set partitions.