Interesting HDD problem.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fubar121, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. fubar121

    fubar121 Guest

    ok so I get a nice little error from scandisk that says

    "At least one area of drive C has sustained physical damage. Although such damage might be caused by an isolated incident such as a power failure. It is often a sign of impending hardware Failure."

    Now scandisk will not go past 2 percent then restarts&restarts and restart until i klik cancel. But norton diskDR. says everything is Fine?

    Any Ideas on this? I figure i could format and has bios mark them as bad sectors or is the HDD destined for the trash heep?

    Any help would be great.:confused: :confused:
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    mmmmmmm who to trust microsoft or norton? Niether. I'd have a spare hard drive sitting aound just in case.
  3. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    Try booting to a win98 boot cd and run a dir to make sure thats the right spelling.