Hard drives--Are big ones more delicate than smaller ones?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PowerPost2000, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. I have a 200 GB WD drive, about a year and a half old.

    today was the third time it's gone nuts on me. From My Computer, it
    tells me Drive F is missing or corrupt. I restart it, let check disk
    run, and when it came on, about 80% of the drive was gone.

    Is it time to toss this one out? Or is there a simple fix?

    PowerPost2000, Mar 1, 2005
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  2. PowerPost2000

    Pikan Guest

    check cables - if still keeps breaking - buy new drive.

    try running

    format F: /u

    if you have xp or win2k then try doing the following

    start -> run -> CMD -> press enter
    then type

    convert F: FS:NTFS

    this will convert the file system to NTFS - more stable and secure.

    more information on this can be found at


    Also might be worth a shot hooking the drive up to 1) a different cable
    2) a differnt HDD controller. As it is possible the problem lies with
    one of those things and not the drive.
    Pikan, Mar 1, 2005
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  3. http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&pid=999
    Togobacteria Peptidovorans Xylosoxydans Rymovirus, Mar 1, 2005
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