Hard drive error...how to fix

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I don't know all the details but on a server here at work, one of the 6 hard drives' red light is on, meaning there are errors. I know its an HP 320 scsi drive, 72.8 GB. I know some manufacturers have utilities that check the hd for errors but I found none on HP's site. The guy that owns it tried the utilities that came w/XP and I don't know the details of what happened but he said they were of no help.
Is there anything else I could suggest?
 
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You live in Illinois so your aware that yesterday was a big storm in some areas. Perhaps that drive took a power surge or something.
 

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Yes I know...but it's been like this for weeks.
 
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Is it at all possible that the power connection is loose but still semiconnected? And also if you need HD Tools, I check for Freeware Progs on CNET.com for utilities. Most of the time they will tell you the problems. They wont all fix them for free though as modern freeware is actually like a sampler to get you to unlock the remaining parts of the program
 
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AS long as it supports a sector scan and not just a basic error check it should be useful because bad sectors would be my best guess as to why your getting red lights on your drive, if in fact it isnt power surge damage.
 

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Well when he decides to run it I'll let you know.
 
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