October 15th, 2008, 04:14 PM
I too normaly have good luck with chkdsk.. I think this is the first time i have ever had it completly fail. It just seemed every sector was bad. I found it funny that the 120 gig drive was...
October 14th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I personally was not willing to pay, but my client (client, for lack of a better word)was.
Spinrite seems like a nice little app. Courious what some of you more...
October 14th, 2008, 09:59 PM
All righty ladies and gents,
Thank you sooo much for all the advice. I never did get the drive mounted with a Linux OS,
but after playing with Spinrite a bit i decided to try somemore recovery...
October 13th, 2008, 02:00 AM
Thought i might also add that i have a good drive set as master and the bad drive as slave. Although very slow i Boot into windows with this set up.
October 13th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Well i just tried Ubuntu
I can't get Ubuntu loaded while i have the bad HDD installed.
I wish i knew how i could do a print screen while it was trying to load. Since i dont know if that is...
October 11th, 2008, 08:17 PM
I will be trying some more linux live cd's this weekend for sure..
I took a break from the drive to keep myself from throwing it out the window.
I'll keep you posted!
Thanks for all the help!
October 10th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Ok i am back to working on this issue.. I got sidetracked getting the fresh install set up so the owner would atleast have a Computer again.
I have tried one live cd with out much luck, ...
October 9th, 2008, 01:40 AM
I and not disagreeing but just to be sure....If i do a ctrl-alt-delete and look under the applications tab, and see that chkdsk.exe is "not responding" it could still be "doing it's job"?...
October 8th, 2008, 10:33 PM
There are really no sounds from the drive besides the normal faint hum
I have tried checkdisk too with no results. It hangs after about 1 min. and when i check my proccesses is is not responding
October 8th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Wow i should have proof read that before i posted.
Sorry for all the typos, i posted it in a rush. If you have any questions about my post let me know.
Also sorry for the double post :p
October 8th, 2008, 07:53 PM
I am really hopeing that someone here can hlp me out!
I am only so-so at best with computer repairs so bear with me.
I was ask to look at a michine that would not boot.
The OS was...