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Drive gets corrupted and unreadable repeatedly

by foscof / May 22, 2008 11:11 AM PDT

Hi guys,

My drive gets corrupted and unreadable repeatedly and it's driving me nuts.

I was never able to format this hard disk successfully through disk management or the command prompt window.

So i ran the HITACHI Drive Fitness Test (disk in good condition), had the disk erased, and used Maxtor's Maxblast to partition and format.

But now whatever files i transfer into this particular drive gets corrupted instantly. It either doesn't play or open fully.

And after moving some files into the drive and restarting a couple of times, either of the follow messages shows when i attempt to access the drive:

- The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
- The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I'm not worried about recovering the data now... i just want the damn drive to stop getting corrupted/unreadable/unstructured.

Anyone know what's wrong?

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Have you contacted Hitachi ?
by VAPCMD / May 22, 2008 11:34 AM PDT

How old is the PC and the MB BIOS ? How big is the HDD ?


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by foscof / May 22, 2008 1:24 PM PDT

Oh tks for reminding me to check my bios mate! Turns out the cause of it was an outdated bios... really appreciate the help man. Have a nice day ^^

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Great to hear and Thanks for the feedback...without
by VAPCMD / May 22, 2008 9:59 PM PDT
In reply to: tks!

feedback, we'd never have any idea of the outcome.


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