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Hard disk Partition Query

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by faiz, Jan 6, 2002.

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  1. faiz

    faiz Thread Starter

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    Need some advice !

    My config :-

    Amd 450
    Asus p5ab Mboard
    256 mb ram
    8.4 gb seagate hdd
    operating system win98

    I have partitioned my hard drive( fdisk) equally into C" and D " drive . All my programs and important information is on the C" drive and the games on the D' drive . Couple of months back I observed that the the D' drive has developed bad sectors and in due course they multiplied since I am out of the warranty period I tried to get help from techguy and I was rightly advised to replace the drive since it would get bad eventually.

    Now I am not using the home computer a lot and the D' drive is empty , the space of the C ' drive is good enough for me .

    a friend advised me to delete the extended dos partition so that the D ' drive is totally out and I can use c' drive as the only one.

    I did an Fdisk and deleted the logical dos drive in the extended dos partition and then deleted the extended dos partition.

    Now I have done this today , just wanted your advice is it ok to do this . My computer doesn't hang on booting as before( due to the bad sectors I used to get a hard disk diagnosis fail error, and I had to go into safe mode then again restart and on and on) and no unnecessary resets or reboots required.

    please advise
     
  2. Bryan

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    If it allows you to boot up then it's obviously ok to do it but you need to seriously consider replacing the harddrive. If it's got bad sectors on one part of the drive, it's most likely only a matter of time before the drive starts to get errors on the entire drive. It's anyone guess how long you could run it before it goes completely bad. It may be days, months or years. Obviously the best solution is to replace the drive before it goes completely bad but on the other hand, if you don't use the PC very much and you have any data you really need backed up, then keep running it till it does go completely bad and then replace the drive.
     
  3. faiz

    faiz Thread Starter

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    thanks bryan.
    I thought I had goofed up.
    Its all very clear now.
     
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