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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

    Apr 2, 2004
    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

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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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.


    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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