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DangerousDave
23-12-2002, 01:57 AM
Hello All,
lol as you can probably see by the posted time on this i am up very late/early trying to fix this damn problem with my harddrive. Anyways I have a Seagate Barracuda 80gb 7200RPM harddrive. Now I went to run scan disk today and it brought up a bad sector, well 4kb of it anyways. I know it may not seem like much but these things have a habbit of multiplying (from past experience) I have tried everything to get rid of it, norton disk doctor, scan disk and what ever else i could find to no avail.
Any ideas on how else to fix something like this. It is still under warrenty so if nothing works I can return it. :'( urgh not this close to christmas!!!. Oh i nearly forgot to add, after i rebooted the machine after it brought up the error HARD-DRIVE FAILURE IMMINANT PLEASE BACKUP and something about that S.M.A.R.T. thingy. This probably isn't too important cos smart has a tendencey of over reacting. lol even the 'friendly' asus POST voice on the mobo didn't help the pain of this :S

So anyone have any ideas or should i just return it?

thanks
- David

Alan Cottrell
23-12-2002, 07:03 AM
Hello Dave,

With Hard Drives you don't take chances, unless you have to, you don't have to.
Return it under warranty, get another one.

Alan