While attempting to load winXP in my old hard disk,i got a error message as follows:
"stop:c0000221 unknown hard error
\system root\system 32\ntdll.dll"
after that how many times i tried i am unable to format my hard disk using winXP bootable disk.i also used the disk manager of my hardisk it formated the hard disk with low level formatting.then i tried installing win98 but it hanged while checkin the disk.what can i do to solve this problem.
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Re: hard disk failure
Hi, assuming the hdd won't finish a format, it is possible that some sectors are damaged. If you still want to try and use the hdd even with these defects, you can try and partition the hdd. Guesstimate at what point the hdd stops responding and really guess where the defects end. With this info, partition the hdd into 3 with the middle containing the defective sectors. Format only the first and third partitions. For simplicity, Win98 might be easier to work with rather than XP.
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Have you tried reformatting your hard disk? this happened to me when i tried to us PartionMagic tool. my hard disk stopped working tho' it's still showing up when i plug it in another PC. this is how i get it working again: i plugged my hard drive to another PC and i used DiskPart to clean it and i formatted it in Windows Disk Management.
it worked for me and i doubt, there was an error partitioning my hard disk so i needed to make it fresh again.
Many people say that they have major hard disk Read ERRORS, and sometimes loose data, That is to die for, even some attempt suicide. :)
Any how There are few steps to be followed up in order to get your peak hard disk performance 1. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR POWER SUPPLY for right power that is giving to your hard disk , cause in some countries power failure or load shedding or power cuts are even more then developed countries so in those countries power supply can damage the hard disk , but according to my own personal experience Disk Read Error are found to be in SATA drives much greater then the old IDE hard drives
2. Always give the C drive volume less then other drive (c drive is in which windows is to be installed) like for instance you have a 80 GB hard drive and you have 4 drives C: D: E: F: then give
10 GB to C: 20 GB to D: 20 GB to E: 30 GB to F: it can be done when you are installing any OS , cause in this situation you have to create partition for these drives . in that case due to windows files in contact to 10 GB the hard disk will be optimized.
3. Always De-fragment your DRIVES from time to time especially DRIVE C: here is an image how can you perform that
4. Perform data recovery scans & automatically fix errors when ever you get a read error go to any file follow steps (i) My Computer > drive c( or whatever your drive gets read error ) >properties
(ii) in tools tab click error checking (check now) button , then in sub menu check for check the automatically fix file system error and also check attempt of bad sectors then press start ......
it will take some time cause it completes 5 phases,,, ( i recommend this when you are free and not using any drive )cause even sometimes it takes a restart .
Bad luck that the 'imminent' failure was _SO_ soon followed by _complete_ failure.
Buy a new disk-drive. Disconnect the old disk-drive.
Install Windows to the new disk-drive.
Reconnect the old disk-drive, as a 'slave' disk-drive, and hope that you can access the files on it, even though you could no longer 'boot' Windows from it.
Get the drivers from the motherboard homepage, extract the file at a floppy or USB, and start WinXP installation from your cd. At the begining at the bottom line is a message like "for ... drivers press F6 to install" Press F6 and after sometime the will prompt you to provide the drivers from the floppy. In the WinXP sp3 the generic SATA drivers are already on the installation cd. Stelios
you can take backup of D drive om other computer .
Conect your harddrive to that other computers CPU but make sure that your hardddisk is slave which has issue you can set slave your hdd with jumper read on harddisk.
then connect it to cpu with SATA or IDE .
Then winxp find that all partition then take backup.
AND IFyou haven't other computer you need winxp bootable disk.
Boot your computer with winxp disk then follow the procedurer then you see on screen
your old winxp for repair then when it ask for "r"
Thwen it repair your winxp then you can use easily.
There is a big problem with newer conponents and Win XP versions prior to SP2. Especially with newer motherboards.
You have to make a bootable SP2 disk if you don't already have one. To do this use the slipstream proceedure specified on the Ms website. Many other websites describe the process with easier language.
Slipstreaming is a common practice now. Essentially, you copy your original install disk to the c: drive then download SP2 to C: drive then download the slipstream utility from MS. Running the slipstream utility then inserts the proper drivers (ide and HD drivers too) into the licensed copy you have. You then create a bootable disk from the slipstreamed files you have.
This approach is resolving alot of blue STOP errors and SMART errors.
ALSO, you want to make sure you are installing any drivers provided by the MB manufacturer AND Drive maker.
you can download and create a "repair" disk that will be able to scan your hardware without the need of windows. click here to download the disk, unzip it and create a disk. follow the directions in the setup menus.
from the sounds of it your boot sector has become corrupt good luck
Don't know about the MAC part, but an I/O error implies that the either the source file cannot be read or the destination drive will not write. This is usually an indicator of a bad HDD. To check, I would attempt to connect the external drive to another computer. If it still gives the same indication, contact the drive manufacturer about data recovery recommendations