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corrupt hard drive (still)

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by five_star, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. five_star

    five_star Thread Starter

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    hey wet chicken,

    I tried everything you told me to do, even ran regclean.
    Still the same message, 'Windows XP has determined that your C:drive is corrupt'.

    I'm ready to go out and buy a new hard drive, but i don't want to.
    I want to try and fix this problem.
    Have any more suggestions????????? :confused:
     
  2. Kerri Ann

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    what size is your drive?
     
  3. JenniferLore

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    Use recovery console - Run chkdsk /r

    If this does not work - buy another hard drive.
    Also you're in the wrong forum.
     
  4. starwaves77

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    Here are two more options:

    1. From your recovery console chkdsk c: /f .
    you'll have a good chance with that command.


    2. Take a look at the other suggestions that accumulate with your post first, give them a try, when nothing works, go for this>

    The other option is to format and reinstall. Download an xp bootdisk from URL=http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm]Xp Boot Disk[/URL]

    Select the verion of xp you are installing (Home or PRO).
    Download the file and run it. It will instruct you to insert 6 floppies one after the other, label them 1 -6.

    Insert your xp cd and Insert floppy 1 and reboot. After you get to the 6th disk you will be instructed to format your hard drive, once you have done this xp will install .

    :)
     
  5. XbrvhrtX

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    What make is your HD, most makers have diagnostic tools you can download to check the health of your hard drive
     
  6. Triple6

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    Before you buy another harddrive you should run the diagnostics mentioned above and/or repartition, reformat, and reinstall Windows. This could be just a software glitch and there may be no need to buy a new drive.
     
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