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Problems with Windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by tempcold, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. tempcold

    tempcold Thread Starter

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    Hi There everyone i have some problems with my computer
    number is that everytime i reset the computer i get a message that says one or more of your disk drives mnay have devleoped bad secotrs press any key to scandisk so i let it scan and i try again and it seems to do nothing so please could someone fix this error cos its making the pc go slow and weird.
    The second thing i want to ask is that once i did a defragment on my pc and it stopped and it said some sectors were badly corrected and then it said to scandisk so i did then after it scanned it told me that some files were corrupted and that i had to fix them. so i clicked on the options thing and sudeenly it got rid of everything on mypc and i could satrt the pc and everything said it wouldnt work can someone help me out alos with this problem i will be very happy if u can thank you
     
  2. Triple6

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    Sounds like you have a bad hard drive. You can run a test on the hard drive to confirm this. You'll need to determine what brand of hard drive it is. Possible manufacturer's are Maxtor, IBM/Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, Fujitsu. If you get the right manufature the Diagnostics may offer the ability to fix the drive. I personally like to use the PowerMax Diagnostics from Maxtor to test drives, it'll also identify the manufacturer and ID of the drive if you don't know it.

    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm

    However the first thing I would do is backup up all your important data first. The drive may quit all toghether.
     
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