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corupt drive?

hi all

my windows xp keeps telling me that there are corupt files on one of my drives and i need to do a scan disk... i do that with the scan for 'automatic fix system errors' and 'scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' options selected. i have done this 3 times in 2 days and the only thing that seems to happen is windows reporting more and more files from the same drive being corupt? what can i do?

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Re: corupt drive?

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"SCANDISK" is not supplied with Windows XP. Chkdsk is.

Failing drives can do as you note as well as so-so IDE cables, overtaxed power supplies and overheated machines. But nothing in your post details the machine.

Maybe a DRIVE FITNESS TEST by the drive's make would be a good idea. I'd supply a direct link, but no make/model was noted.

Bob

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Re: corupt drive?/Time for a good backup

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This could be an indication of a failing drive. Perhaps the manufacturer has a utility that will do a thorough but non-destructive mechanical and surface analysis of the drive. But, your symptom sounds like one that might be an accelerating process so I would start saving data now.

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