Scan Disk cant read 2 end clusters????

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brandieast

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I work for a small nursing home and normally pride myself on being able to fix the computers....but I am stumped!!!

Have a hard drive that was taken from one computer and installed in another....It's a Maxtor 7850AV...1654 cyl 16 heads and 63 sectors...Yes I know it's small bur so is the usage on it..

Anyway, I tried to install WIN98 and when I did it ran the scan disk and came back to say that the hard drive may be configured incorrectly.... (something about couldn't read last two clusters)
Any ideas on how I might correctly configure it? I thought it would be simple and hate to take it to a shop
I would really appreciate any help anyone can give me!
THANKS!!!!! :confused:
 
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guess my only though is if your doing a clean install and not an upgrade did you repartition and format the drive
Could be some leftover junk from whatever

The cylinders, heads, etc are correct, not sure what else it could be
 

brandieast

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Thanks for your reply...I reformatted the hard drive, reinstalled dos and am running scandisk now it is still showing the last 2 clusters missing....hopefully after reformatting, scandisk will be able to repair????????
Have a good night and thanks again for your attention! :)
 
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