My No.3 , 4 month old 120Gb hard disk sort of self destructed
120GB called data , about 8 Gb free ! (using Fat32)
with all my .iso cd images around 50 of
+ all my backup zips , mp3 , etc
firstly i noticed 75% of my untested .iso's had errors (got from overnet)
rebooted computer it froze on startup
Did a diskcheck on it , it then decided to delete quarter of the disk due to errors
whole directories vanished , it then took 5 hours to check the freespace!
Every reboot after diskcheck wanted to check it for inconsistencies.
Mmm , reformatted it under partition magic 8 , this did not help the diskchecks
Norton Utilities said it was a NSDos disk & wouldn't touch it
XPPro's format would find the partition but wouldn't format it
Got back some of the files via GetDataBack but most of them were trashed
Deleted the partition under partition magic 8
Now no program will do anything with disk3
Partition magic 8 or even fdisk (win98 boot disk) won't do anything
The question -
I want to format it check it for errors & start again
but can i trust this disk to hold any info ever again ?
I'm thinking of returning it to where i bought it from to try to get it replaced
The rest of my computer & the other 2 hard disks are still going perfectly
running symantec antivirus corporate so i don't think it is a virus problem
I'm really pissed of with this drive !
Any comments or help appreciated !!