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    HD on the way out?

    Started PC up today and spent about 1hr 30mins with a CHKDSK screen scanning HD, and ended up with literally hundreds of

    'File record segment xxxxx is unreadable.' messages.

    PC is running really slowly justnow aswell, and I ran chkdsk from the command prompt in windows with the same result. Does this indicate the HD is on its way out?

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    it could be, i had a simelar thing happen in work the other day but it turned out it was just a currupt XP installation. Might be worth getting powermax off the maxtor website and running a few of the tests on there, that should tell u if its got a problem - it don't matter if uve not got a maxtor drive it works on anything (well that ive tried so far)

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    Cool, i'll give it a go and see what it throws

    Tried running CHKDSK set to repair any errors, too about 1hr to get trough all those messages and then just appeard to stop. So I gave up. I'll leave it on tonight though and see if it finishes.
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    Ran PowerMax last night, on both my HD's, first one failed the 90 second test, it said "This HD is failing" I guess that's pretty conclusive then?
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    yeah i would prepare for the worst get some disk cloning software and back the drive up asap if u need anything off it

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    I've backed up my documents I wanna keep. So i'll take that drive out @ the weekend and just use my 80Gb one for now until I can get another 30Gb one as a boot/document drive.

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    David
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