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The second NTFS boot sector is unwriteable

  • NTFS
  • Boot
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
January 8, 2010 11:38:08 AM

I have windows xp pro
i have a maxtor hd
but i have c: and e:
40 gb each
since 2-3 weeks
i had
Delayed write failed
on my e:
windows ran CHKDSK
and after completing
3 stages it says
The second NTFS boot sector is unwriteable please someone help me.
:cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 

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January 8, 2010 11:49:26 AM

TBH, it sounds like your hard disk has failed. As it's only 80GB I'm guessing that you've had it a year or two, and they don't last forever.

At least new hard disks cost next to nothing nowadays.
January 8, 2010 11:52:53 AM

no it didn't fail something is wrong
after system reinstall i got that error in e:
only when transferring bigger files
and it didnt fail
i cant be that half works half doesnt
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January 8, 2010 12:14:12 PM

well i have had this hd for 5 years
but why now?
and why only half of it?
January 8, 2010 1:49:51 PM

Hard disks don't fail all at once. Normally you start to get write errors and then it gets worse. This link says that the average life of a hard disk is five years (could well be out of date, but so is your disk). I'd save yourself some grief and buy a new hard disk now. These things happen - that's why we keep backups.
January 8, 2010 3:53:09 PM

i was preparing to buy a new procesor
and thanx for info