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Subject: Re: problem with mp3 player hd

Re: problem with mp3 player hd

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 07:19:37 +0100

> I don't know if this helps you now, but I would always do a scandisk
> before
> copying out files to format the drive. You may be copying out corrupted
> files, which otherwise, a scandisk can fix. I don't know if a scandisk
> does
> anything that a format cannot fix, but in terms of saving your files, the
> scandisk can usually fix things, along with drive problems as it has to do
> with writing to and reading from the disk.
> But you can also try going into Administrative Tools, and find "disk
> management" and repartition the drive, and then format it, and perhaps
> that
> will help.

Hi. Thanks for the suggestion, however I already thought of that. neither
the scandisc or chkdsk options would work on the drive before I did the
format, they both got to the bad sectors on the drive then just stuck.
as for repartitioning, I also thought of that, I eventually stopped the
format by terminating with the task manager, and then i used partition magic
to first delete and then repartition the drive. After that the chkdsk option
started to work, however what a surprise, when it got to 85 percent it again
couldn't carry on.
Received on 2008-05-02

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