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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dccool879, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Verikon

    Verikon New Member

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    Hmm, well I'd back up everything, do a full format like Ketxxx suggested, and then see what happens. If you can get a blank disk I'd still suggest running the Hitachi HDD diagnostic test, just for good measure. The Hitachi test is also good at repairing bad sectors too, if any are present.
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    dccool879 New Member

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    ok got some blankers. i'm going to run stuff off the ult boot cd. I don't know where that hitachi thing is can you give me a link? i found utilities but they seemed to be specific to different kind of HD's
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    Verikon New Member

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    You want this image: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Ultimate-Boot-CD-Download-5992.html

    Burn that to CD, then when you boot press F2 to access Hard Disk Tools. Then you'll press right arrow to scroll to he next page, the Hitachi diagnostic is the first test on that page. I think you press F2 to access it, but it will tell you on screen.

    Once that starts loading, just follow the on screen instructions. You'll select "just ATA support" when it asks if you want to load SCSI drivers. Then select the drive you want to scan and select "advanced test." It will do a full surface/media scan.

    Hope that all makes sense.
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    dccool879 New Member

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    yeh makes sense...
    too bad both cd's i burnt give me Disk Error 80
    Ax=4212, drive 9f
    boot failed
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    dccool879 New Member

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    md5 sum is correct
    burned it twice, once on 52x other time at 16x
    both cd's do the same error
    two different cd rom drives
    w/ and w/o the other drive on the other ide channel

    still the error

    i just put the program u were talking about on a floppy, it's running right now (i'm on another computer)

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