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stpaulibhoy

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when i try to run scandick it freezes the compueter and even when i try to run it in safe mode, it goes to to 26000 odd clusters then freezes and the hard drive makes a clicking noise. i then need to turn the computer off at the mains then turn it back on again.

scandisk now starts every time i turn on the pc


any ideas?

cheers in advance :tazz:
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Your harddrive is dying. You need to replace it.

Sorry
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Your harddrive is dying. You need to replace it.

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would it be worthwhile reformating he hard drive or consulting a computer technician?
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It depends. If you need to recover data off the drive, perhaps. Or need help reinstalling windows.

Otherwise, no.

Harddrives eventuallly fail. The clicking sound is your harddrive trying to retrieve information from a bad part of the disk, which physically failing, or it is the motor mechanism. The freeze on scandisk is also a symptom of failure.

Reformatting the disk will cause DOS/windows to ignore this section of the disk, which will give you a little bit of time, but scandisk does this, too.

It's inability to get any further is a good indicator yours is on its last legs.

If you want to repartition and reformat and toss it in as a second disk, go ahead, but leaving it as your primary drive is ill advised.
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i remember restoring my registry to an earlier date before and it fixed the problem

how do i do it? i can remember?

pls reply asap
thanks
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any1 help? i cant use system restore. it wont work
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scanreg /restore is what you are looking for but that is not going to fix it. Course, no harm trying. Your better bet would be the partitiion/reformat, which would mark the current bad clusters unusable, but at that point your drive is already on the way out.

You're at risk every day you use this thing
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