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    is it time for a new hard drive???

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    i have tried all chkdsk commands and they all get to 25% then say
    the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.

    is it new hard disk time do you think??

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    any chance of completly formatting the disk ..or has it got data on it ?

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    Drop the partitions, recreate a single new one and do a nice lowlevel format and see how it plays.

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    not tried a new install yet so will try that next and then if no joy in the bin she goes i spose.

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    Installing won't fix anything, you need to delete all of the partitions and recreate at least one primary.

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    In my experience.....once you start to have hdd issues its time to get a new disk....flattening and reformating sometimes buys you another month or so...but never have i seen it solve anything longer term.

    Scrap the disk and start with a new one.

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    It might be worth downloading the manufacturer's tool which will interogate it and see whether there are any bad sectors amongst other things.

    I agree that any types of failure are pretty definitive on a hard disk, but some times, especially if the machine has been "badly" powered down, it can be a red herring when you have a duff partition.

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    If you haven't formatted or overwritten it yet, give Spinrite a try.
    Home of Gibson Research Corporation

    Yep, you'll probably think i'm on a comission from this program, but I've had first hand experience of what it can do, and its got a 100% money back guarantee - no questions asked.
    If you buy it, and it didn't work, and you feel "done" by it, then Steve will refund you in full.
    If it works, you can use it again and again.
    (it can even be used on occaisional use - it freshens the surfaces & data up nicely, as a preventative)

    If there's still a problem, buy a new drive.

    Say this to yourself: "Do I really want chance losing any data that I'll put on this drive in the future?"

    Chunks

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