can I use HD w/ disk errors?
I have a IBM 6gb hd w/ some disk errors. I stuck in in as a slave in XP & did scandisk thourough,fix automatically. I then hooked it up as master & loaded w98se & it's working fine. previously it would not let me do an install due to disk errors but this time it reported nothing & loaded ok. The question is can it be trusted? I was going to put it in a computer & give it to my mom. the bugger is this hd was brand new sitting in factory static wrapping & had errors from the day I opened it but was more than 3 yrs old. What else can I do to clean it up?
I wouldn't trust it. The head is likely hitting the disk.
i'm running the drive fittness test/erase hard drive utility now.It's a low level format thing - takes forever. we'll see how it does.
Stark Raving MOD
don't bother using the drive if it had errors. you're gonna run into problems down the line. I can just see your mom bugging you about random errors. do yourself a favor and get a new drive.
If it's dead and it sounds like it is. Take the cover off, put a piece of wire through the mounting holes in the HD, hang it on the wall they may a neat wall plaque. Good Luck
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