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    BAD TRACK 0 IN IDE HARD DRIVE

    HOW CAN I TO FIX THE PROBLEM WHERE WHEN I FORMAT MY IDE HARD DISK THE ERROR"BAD TRACK 0 AND FORMAT TERMINAL" APPEAR?WHAT CAN I DO?

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    Try using scandisk even if it last 5 hours or more... it should "maybe" fix it temporaly. (it did it in my pc).
    If you are using a Seagate hDD use a software named: "DISK MANAGER" it was very useful, make a format with that disk manager and create your partition as well...
    it should last maybe 3 hours...

    after so, format you hdd again using FORMAT in DOS and then scandisk it.

    that should be all.
    ...and remember...
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    Try using scandisk even if it last 5 hours or more... it should "maybe" fix it temporaly. (it did it in my pc).
    If you are using a Seagate hDD use a software named: "DISK MANAGER" it was very useful, make a format with that disk manager and create your partition as well...
    it should last maybe 3 hours...

    after so, format you hdd again using FORMAT in DOS and then scandisk it.

    that should be all.
    ...and remember...
    ...Panama Rules...

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    In case of Track 0 can not be formatted, there is a big chance that your harddisk almost reach its end of life. It is a hardware damage most of the time. probably it won't last much longer. I suggest you put all your data on different drive (not different partition!)

    With such error, Format.com woun't be able to format the drive. That's for sure.
    Try to do low-level formatting, sometimes this help for a while.
    But again, such error usually indicates that your harddisk is no longer reliable dan can fail anytime

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    How long did you have the drive? And what did you do before the bad track 0 appeared? Bad track 0 to me is more like a vervo problem. Hope that the third party software can correct and fix it for you. Otherwise, it's a good time for you to considered for a new HDD.

    Good luck.

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    Only one best way is - buy a new HDD because you cannot fix this completely only temporary.

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    I don't want to be harsh.. but.. if it is track 0 there is practically nothing you can do..

    but try a low level format... that sometimes works..

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    It might work with that particular BIOS version. And might not work with the others.
    Since each version has it's own date code and so on.
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    with a bad track zero the drive will not be reliable.

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