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Geeves

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I have a 40gig drive here that I took out of a friend's PC because of some issues it was having. I was able to get most of the files he needed off of it.

The problem is I'd rather not throw it away if it is still usable. I ran Chkdsk /r on it, took close to 4 hours and turned up around 56,000kb in bad sectors. I tried deleted things manually and I just get I/O errors accessing the device. I tried to format and after about 3 hours I get an error about unable to read track 0, disk unusable.

Just wondering if there's anything I can do for it in this situation? Or should I just chuck the device in the trash and say [bleep] with it?

Edited by Geeves, 30 October 2005 - 10:28 AM.

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Not really worth messing with, I've seen new 80 gig drives for as little as $30.00 on sale. Hard to beat something like that. Seems that the drive makers have overproduced on larger drives.
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Yea thats what I figured, but I was bored today so i figured I'd try to get it working. I ended up just trashing it though. Thanks
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