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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

    Sep 9, 2003
    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

    Kerri Ann

    Aug 18, 2003
    what size is your drive?
  3. JenniferLore

    JenniferLore Banned

    Jul 7, 2003
    Use recovery console - Run chkdsk /r

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


    Feb 16, 2002
    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


    Jul 16, 2002
    What make is your HD, most makers have diagnostic tools you can download to check the health of your hard drive
  6. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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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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