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Ext User(TLc)
05-06-2007, 02:53 PM
Hi,
2 days ago I ran defrag on my notebook HD but it hung up around 85% thus
crashing my system. Now I am unable to perform detail format but using quick
format is ok. Upon successfully reinstalled XP home edition and office, I
encountered continuous cyclic redunancy errors (CRC) whenever I tried copying
my backup files into the HD. Everytime I reboot the system, it prompts HD
inconsistencies and runs check disk flagging recovered files, etc, etc.
How can I correct this problem? How can I perform a "long/detail" format on
my HD in order to flag bad sectors on my HD?
Highly appreciate urgent assistance.
Many thanks & best regards.

Ext User(Poprivet)
06-06-2007, 04:37 AM
TLc wrote:
> Hi,
> 2 days ago I ran defrag on my notebook HD but it hung up around 85%
> thus crashing my system. Now I am unable to perform detail format but
> using quick format is ok. Upon successfully reinstalled XP home
> edition and office, I encountered continuous cyclic redunancy errors
> (CRC) whenever I tried copying my backup files into the HD. Everytime
> I reboot the system, it prompts HD inconsistencies and runs check
> disk flagging recovered files, etc, etc.
> How can I correct this problem? How can I perform a "long/detail"
> format on my HD in order to flag bad sectors on my HD?
> Highly appreciate urgent assistance.
> Many thanks & best regards.

I'm not sure I completely understand your post, but I think it sounds like
your hard drive is getting ready to go belly-up.

What you probably need to do is a full, clean resintall of windows by
booting from the CD and starting right off with delete/recreate the
partition. It IS possible you have corruption in a system program that's
causing that but finding it is very likely not the best way to go since you
can't be certain.
If the same thing happens with a clean install, you almost certainly have
disk drive problems.

In any case, the first thing to do is get any important data on the drive
backed up to CD or DVD or whatever; hopefully you've already done that.
THEN decide the next step. Without more of a description of your machine, I
can't go any further.

Most manufacturers provide full test software for their drives free; find,
download and run it to wring out the drive.

HTH
Pop`

Ext User(TLc)
07-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Many thanks for the info Poprivet.
I have actually confirmed that the hard disk just died on me which I have
already replaced.
Once again highly appreciate the response.
Cheers, TLc

"Poprivet" wrote:

> TLc wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 2 days ago I ran defrag on my notebook HD but it hung up around 85%
> > thus crashing my system. Now I am unable to perform detail format but
> > using quick format is ok. Upon successfully reinstalled XP home
> > edition and office, I encountered continuous cyclic redunancy errors
> > (CRC) whenever I tried copying my backup files into the HD. Everytime
> > I reboot the system, it prompts HD inconsistencies and runs check
> > disk flagging recovered files, etc, etc.
> > How can I correct this problem? How can I perform a "long/detail"
> > format on my HD in order to flag bad sectors on my HD?
> > Highly appreciate urgent assistance.
> > Many thanks & best regards.
>
> I'm not sure I completely understand your post, but I think it sounds like
> your hard drive is getting ready to go belly-up.
>
> What you probably need to do is a full, clean resintall of windows by
> booting from the CD and starting right off with delete/recreate the
> partition. It IS possible you have corruption in a system program that's
> causing that but finding it is very likely not the best way to go since you
> can't be certain.
> If the same thing happens with a clean install, you almost certainly have
> disk drive problems.
>
> In any case, the first thing to do is get any important data on the drive
> backed up to CD or DVD or whatever; hopefully you've already done that.
> THEN decide the next step. Without more of a description of your machine, I
> can't go any further.
>
> Most manufacturers provide full test software for their drives free; find,
> download and run it to wring out the drive.
>
> HTH
> Pop`
>
>
>
>
>
>

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