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  1. #1
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    Bad Seagate Baracuda?

    Just resized a friends HD and now Partition Magic 7 says there are .7mg or 704,512 bytes currupt.

    Is this cause for concern?

    Drive will not boot so I tried to repair with W2K disk and it says it is unrepairable, so I tried to reload and it says the partition needs to be formated.

    Drive is less than a year old. Should I return it or take a chance and reload?

    XP 2000+
    KX7
    256m DDR 2700
    seagate Baracuda 80g
    AMD 2500+ Bartron
    ABIT AT7 MAX2
    512MB NON-ECC PC2700
    W2K SP3
    PNY Verto GeForce 3
    Santa Cruz pci S.C.
    2 Seagate 80g Barracudas
    Creative DVD-Rom DVD1241E
    yamaha FZ-1 CD-RW

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    At the top of this forum the frequently used hdd utilities thread you'll find a seagate link go there and d/l there diagnostic tool run it see what it reports about your drive.

  3. #3
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    Ditto to rangeral's response.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Thanks!! Downloaded the seagate utility and ran....great program. Found out drive is bad. Returning for replacement

    Thanks
    AMD 2500+ Bartron
    ABIT AT7 MAX2
    512MB NON-ECC PC2700
    W2K SP3
    PNY Verto GeForce 3
    Santa Cruz pci S.C.
    2 Seagate 80g Barracudas
    Creative DVD-Rom DVD1241E
    yamaha FZ-1 CD-RW

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    is this a scsi drive ? if so use your scsi bios to diagnose the drive. there are tools to fix bad sectors and do a low level format. they work quite well. I had the same problem and it fixed my drive. if it cant fix them it will reasign them.

    BTW: formatting and reloading cant hurt. your problem is not a big deal unless something else is wrong.
    Last edited by bru87tr; January 22nd, 2003 at 10:54 AM.

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