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Disk Read Error, nothing fixes it. Even when putting it into known working pc it fails.

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  • Justin Goldberg Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks. mike1989. Slaving it and copying worked. But on the new disk I get a disk read error.

  • Justin Goldberg Jan 12, 2009

    Solution: Because PartitionMagic gave me error #108 (Partition doesn't end at end of cylinder) I resized the partition with Acronis Disk Director so each partition empty, unpartitioned space after each one.


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Sounds like a bad read head.. inside the hard disk.. you are better off to replace the product.

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Your harddisk drive is bad. The external drive enclosure is still working and still sending a signal to your computer, but it is not reading the harddrive disk. There is nothing you can do to fix this, unless you replace the hard disk itself. For the data content that is stored in this damage disk, you can recover the files by sending it to bestbuy or office depot where they will have to send it off to a recovery company where it will cause you couple of bills large. Before so, you can try to take the harddisk inside the external harddrive enclosure and test it with a desktop computer via the sata cable connections. If you still get nothing, then yes it is a 110% your hard disk drive is damaged.

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Major hard disk Read ERRORS

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 .

see if it helps you ... do vote

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Bad sectors occur when the magnetic oxide on the disk platters is worn out and data cannot be written or read from these sectors.
To run check disk click Start - My Computer - right click on C Drive and click on Properties - click on Tools tab - then Check Now in Error Checking
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