Re: Can't read last cluster of drive.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by hcb, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. hcb

    hcb Guest

    does anyone know zaratustra?
    "Zaltor" <> wrote in message
    news:HM4Ia.68694$...
    >
    > I kept trying it in Safe Mode (defragging) cause everything had always
    > run faster in that mode, I'll try it with the system running normally. Is

    it
    > possible
    > to shut off all those annoying devices/drivers so they don't interupt the
    > process
    > as much? Maybe step by step mode and don't let it turn on all the other
    > little programs?
    >
    > "PuppyKatt" <> wrote in message
    > news:r61Ia.658$...
    > > If that is the problem, hold off on my suggestion until someone here
    > > (tinh) who has experience with this imaging thing. I also added a
    > > larger harddrive to my computer, and had/have trouble with reports of
    > > bad sectors/clusters, but after F-Disk and formatting both hard drives,
    > > I have not had trouble. Once every 4 or so months, I get a message
    > > about clusters 1xx - 3xx being bad, but bothe the DOS scandisk and the
    > > Windows thorough scandisk show no errors, no bad clusters or sectors,
    > > and defrag runs smoothly. Can't do scandisk or defrag in safe mode,
    > > though; I get freeze-ups and auto restarts if I try. The only reason
    > > why I tried in safemode is because Mr. Martell suggested it in order to
    > > avoid the "Driver contents changed ... restarting " message I get about
    > > 8 times when I defrag. I also get this message when I defrag my
    > > friend's computer, so I experimented.
    > > When I restore to factory-stuff, and do a defrag *before* doing any
    > > Windows Updates, I do not get that message, so I'm thinking that the
    > > drivers contents have changed because of all the updates. The more
    > > updates I add, the more times it has to restart, and I do not use
    > > screensaver, task scheduler, or anything else that uses a timer on my
    > > computer. Just another Microsoft bug, I suppose.
    > >
    > > Zaltor wrote:
    > > >> "PuppyKatt" <> wrote in message
    > > >> news:ur%Ha.523$...
    > > >>> I suggest doing an F-disk and repartitioning and reformatting the
    > > >>> drives. Use the DOS scandisk to do a complete scan *before* you
    > > >>> reinstall anything. If you are still getting a bad cluster reading,
    > > >>> take this new hard drive back to the store; it may be junk to start
    > > >>> with. Good luck.
    > > >>>
    > > >>
    > > >> Thanks :) It's strange, If I whack the drive scan it it's alright,
    > > >> it seems to be some
    > > >> thing about the image of the old drive on it - the old drive image
    > > >> is fine and has
    > > >> no trouble scanning it's drive - the problem with that drive is it
    > > >> is too small. It would
    > > >> be nice to use the old image on the newer drive, but it might never
    > > >> work 100%
    > > >> correct, oh well, in a while I'll have the cash for a better machine
    > > >> and I'll shoot
    > > >> this laptop (no big loss it's kinda old and obsolete) I had
    > > >> initially asked cause it
    > > >> was suggested to me that some old setting on the old image might
    > > >> have been cause an erroneous error message. :/
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> <old stuff snipped>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    hcb, Jun 22, 2003
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