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Partition Magic says drive "BAD". Disk Administrator says "Healthy"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DCM1519, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. DCM1519

    DCM1519 Thread Starter

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    I have four external drives (FAT32) and opened Partition Magic a couple of days ago. It said one drive was "BAD". MS Disk Administrator says drive is "Healthy".

    I am able to access this drive through Windows Explorer and do anything I want with the data. This appears to be a false reading by Partition Magic but I am not completely convinced of this because it has been such a good program for many years.

    Do you think I have a failing drive?
     
  2. Triple6

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    I wouldn't trust either program. Find out the manufacturer of the hard drive and download their hard drive diagnostics. The manufacturer's own tests should give you a much better idea if its in good shape or not.
     
  3. happyrck

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    a handy tool for checking hardware is ultimatebootcd it has the tools from all the harddrive OEMs and can also check your memory among other things

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

    to read about and download ...its free
     
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