View Full Version : Hard Drive Failing

21-04-2001, 10:33 PM
When I did a surface scan on my D: drive, it reported about 2,000,000 bytes in bad sectors. In the dos SCANDISK, it gave a message saying something like 'Drive D: shows signs of severe damage...etc.' Is my hard drive failing? It is a maxtor 850.1MB hard drive (D:\)

22-04-2001, 09:35 AM
Yes , very likely the HDD is starting to fail. Suggest you get a backup now and if inside warranty contact the supplier. The problem being that if and when it does go it will be at the most inconvenient time & without warning, ~ Murphy's Law. If you have access to Ghost (requires a second media) this will be the quickest way to transfer your whole system and data to a new drive and be running again.Must do this before the HDD fails for the final time.