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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mchapin9, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. mchapin9

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    how come when i reformat, if i do a full format NTFS i get an error at 100% saying the disk may be damaged..butu when i do a quick format, it works fine..?
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Because the quick format does not check the disc for errors . . the full format does. You can download and run drive diagnostics from the drive manufacturer, but that drive may be in the early stages of failure
     
  3. mchapin9

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    what are the drive diagnostics?
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Diagnostic software from the drive manufacturer . . it inspects the drive for errors.
     
  5. mchapin9

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    will it fix the errors too?
     
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    The software can fix some errors but if it tells you there is a problem and it can not be fixed then you got to spend some moneis to get a new hard drive. I would suggest backing up your current hard drives data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive.
     
  7. mchapin9

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    so if i buy a new hard drive from newegg, that'll fix all my problems? all i need is a HD not a complete new computer?
     
  8. lefty1953

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    Yes just a HD. They are pretty cheap these days. Just replace the one you have and make sure it is set as Master with the jumpers and away you go.
     
  9. Old Rich

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    Did it fail the diagnostics test?
     
  10. mchapin9

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    i didn't give a diagnostics test, how do i give one..?
     
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  12. Carey934

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    What is the make and model number of the hard drive?
     
  13. mchapin9

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    dell dimension 8200

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  15. Carey934

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    No, that's the make and model of your PC. The hard drive is a hardware device that is INSIDE of your PC.

    You should be able to use the Belarc Advisor to determine this information.
    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
     
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