Hard Drive Problem

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pablo2u

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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?
Thanks
 
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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! :)
 

pablo2u

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Drvie works fine....No hardware problems.......Tried zeroing the drive with seagate installation disc. See if that works.
 

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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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