corrupt hard drive (still)

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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:
 

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.
 
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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 .

:)
 
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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
 

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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