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Hard Drive Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pablo2u, Dec 16, 2001.

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  1. pablo2u

    pablo2u Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2001
    I keep getting an error message "the volume does not contain a recognized file system"
    I reformat the drive(NTFS) and it is good for a short while......then same message. The drive shows as healthy in Computer Management.

    Windows XP Pro
    Seagate ST320011A HD (problem drive)
    Maxtor 5T030H3 (boot drive)
    1 ghz pc2100 DDR
    Athlon 1.33
    Nvidia GeForce2

    Any Suggestions?
  2. NiteNow


    Nov 30, 2000
    Seems like the same problem Ive got at home now (http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=62027).

    Only thing Ive found so far is checking the disk with chkdisk: http://www.microsoft.com/windows200...2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/w2000msgs/3800.asp

    Dont know if this could be related in any way....I installed my disk using the /b option... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q169620

    One of my coworkers also suggested trying to boot with a slackware (linux) cd Ive got and use the disk tools there to fix it....so I guess Ill try that too if all else fails....

    Hope you get it right again! :)
  3. pablo2u

    pablo2u Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2001
    Drvie works fine....No hardware problems.......Tried zeroing the drive with seagate installation disc. See if that works.
  4. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    It sounds like it is becoming corrupted. Sounds like it might have a circuit failing on it.

    Try the diagnostics from Seagate. http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html

    Also, one thing I have found is that sometimes the Master Boot Record will have corruption. To correct this, run fdisk /mbr to rewrite the master boot record.
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