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Disk may contain errors

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Mrcobra, Dec 29, 2001.

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  1. Mrcobra

    Mrcobra Thread Starter

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    When I turn the computer on I get the famous, some parts of your hard disk may contain erros.and then it will start to check the disk. I let this run once already which took about 5 hrs, then I used nortons and did it again, yet I am still getting this error at start-up. Anyone have any ideas on what I could possibily do about this ? Your help would be greatly appreciated, thank you. It is win98

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  2. Dan O

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    Is it the Windows error that you did not Shutdown properly and ScanDisk need to run?

    Your hard drive may be going bad. I recommend you download and run a hard drive diagnosis tool from the manufacture of your hard drive.
     
  3. Mrcobra

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    No it is not the windows error about shur-down improperly.

    The computer was built and I have nooo idea what make the HD is, sorry.
     
  4. Dan O

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    When you power on the PC the BIOS displays a hardware list, which should list the manufacture. Or you may want to give a call to the person who built it.
     
  5. Mrcobra

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    Well I handled it the only way I knew how, I reformatted, lol. No more problem.

    thanks for the help ladies and gents.
     
  6. Dan O

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    Cool, and thanks for letting us know.

    I would run ScanDisk with the Thorough option enabled just to be safe.

    Have a Happy New Year.
     
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