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Dell Dimension 8400 ( ALL file record segment are unreadable ) I got the pc from my father so I dont know what happend to it. When you start it up it goes to checking "file record segment ...... is unreadable. All are unreadable, none of the "file segments" will read. It starts trying to read them and starts at like 7316 and goes through the next 20 then jumps to # 40356 and then to #72786. none read and it has been trying for an hour or more. Everytime you restart it, it will start over and none are readable. What is the problom and haw may I fix it? Better yet is it worth fixing?

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  • fivecans04 Nov 24, 2008

    Thank you, thats what i thought. But I got it for nothing so its fixable. I just need a new hard drive right?

    it also said at start up "the c disk was dirty"

    Any how thanks alot for your help.

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You cant try updating the bios, but it seems that the hard drive has major, perhaps unrecoverables damages

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