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Hard disk failure

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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  • saroj panda May 11, 2007

    thank you.I have tried this solution but while loading windows 98 it is testing the reliability of all the drives and it is not working.I think you might have any other solution for this.

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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. Hope this be of some help. Do post again and let us know how things turn up.

Posted on May 08, 2007

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    Louie Role May 12, 2007

    Hi Cooltuna,
    Win98 will not check the 2nd partition (where the defects are) since it will not even recognize it (and therefore will not know if defective or not) . Of course you will not format it. The 1st & 3rd yes.

    If still win98 find defects, then the size of the second partition is still small and did not cover all the defective sectors. Go back again to FDISk or partition Magic and do the pertitioning all over again but with bigger 2nd partition.

    Pls post again. Cheers.

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