Question about Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815A - 160GB - 7200rpm - 100MBps Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) - ... 160 GB EIDE Hard Drive
I have an amd athlon 64x2 dual core processor 2.4ghz and 1gb ram..
equipped with 160 gb seagate sata hdd.. everythign was fien until 27th
feb 09 when winxp hanged and showed up the blue death screen. i tried
reinstalling xp by a cd but the xp installtion can't format the hard
drive.. like, when i enter the option FORMAT USING NTFS function, it
doesnt even show 1 percent.. but when i format it using FORMAT USING
NTFS QUICK, it formats and installs xp in a jiffy... im confused if im
really able to rectify this problem or else give it to the nearest
seagate for a check up..
help at the earliest would be highly appreciated
Quick format removes files from the partition, but does not
scan the disk for bad sectors, while a normal format does that. That's why the formatting takes so much longer.
You should definitely check your drive for bad sectors by issuing "chkdsk /r" in the command line, which scans for and attempts the recovery of bad sectors.
If there is a bad sector somewhere, your system might crash at any time and it might be at a very inconvenient moment.
If you find bad sectors, you should consider replacing the drive
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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